ZERO1 beware, there’s a Butcher about to be turned loose there. SportsNavi reports popular American hardcore brawler (and acclaimed actor) Necro Butcher will make his first appearance in ZERO1 during the upcoming Tenka-Ichi Jr. series. It’s not known if he’ll actually participate in the tournament or not, but based on the article I read, probably not. But a translation of his comments (translated into Japanese so I had to translate them into English) indicates he’s already asking for a hardcore match with Masato Tanaka, himself a hardcore veteran and a former ECW Heavyweight Champion. We’ll see if that happens. Necro will work all 3 events during the short series-9/13, 9/14 & 9/17. And if you haven’t already, see his Hollywood star turn in the critically acclaimed “The Wrestler”. He deserved all the critical praise he got for his short but excellent performance.