Information broke early Thursday morning that Will Ospreay has suffered a neck harm that may power him to vacate the IWGP World Heavyweight title. New Japan posted the knowledge to their web site, noting that there’s not a timetable for his return, however will head to the UK for remedy and rehabilitation.
At simply 28-years of age, Ospreay is broadly thought-about to be among the finest performers within the skilled wrestling trade immediately. Whereas his victory over Ibushi was controversial due to the suddenness of it, it nonetheless got here at some extent through which he was elevating himself to a number of the finest wrestling obtainable within the enterprise. That victory got here again at NJPW Sakura Genesis after a 30-minute contest between the 2.
Ospreay would go on to defend that title towards Shingo Takagi at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku in early Could. That match would final 45 minutes and is taken into account one of many entrance runners for the most effective match of 2021.
Ospreay has held a number of titles not solely in New Japan however throughout different organizations as effectively. He’s nonetheless at present the RevPro Undisputed Heavyweight Champion, a belt that he’s held for greater than 461 days. Together with that, he’s a former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, NEVER Openweight Champion, Progress champion, Ring of Honor World Tv champion, and lots of extra.
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