Will Ospreay vacates the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship

By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that Will Ospreay has vacated the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. Ospreay is sidelined by a neck injury and no timetable has been established for his return. Read the full statement at NJPW1972.com.

Powell’s POV: NJPW has not announced a plan for determining a new champion. Obviously, we’ll pass along those details once they do. Here’s wishing Ospreay the best in his recovery from the neck injury.

Readers Comments (2)

  1. Hopefully he stops the reckless BS and neck bump spots that have already resulted in multiple serious injuries in his career, and learns how to work safely.

  2. I wonder if this could potentially open the door for a U.S. side bracket vs the winner of a Japan side bracket style tournament. This could open up the door for Kenny Omega to further his belt collector gimmick without having to spend time away in Japan due to quarantine. Highly doubt it. Also wonder how serious CM Punk was on thinking about facing Ospreay in the ring if he held the title past the summer.

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