Wil Ospreay is officially off New Japan Pro Wrestling’s (NJPW) “Power Struggle” card. Ospreay suffered a few rib injuries in a match against Chris Ridgeway on the “Road To Power Struggle” tour two weeks ago.
As a result, Ospreay was removed from the tour in order to be given time to heal before the show. He was then announced to challenge for the NEVER Openweight Championship against reigning champion Taichi at Power Struggle. However, it looks like that won’t be happening.
NJPW has announced that, unfortunately, Ospreay’s injuries won’t allow him to be able to participate in the match from Osaka, Japan on November 3rd:
“It is with a heavy heart that we must announce that Will Osprey will miss the event in Osaka on November 3rd (Sat). As such the NEVER Openweight Championship match has been canceled.
“Having become injured in the UK, Will Ospreay has been undergoing treatment. However, his treatment has not progressed as quickly as we had hoped and unfortunately, he will have to miss the event on November 3 (Saturday) in Osaka Prefectural Gym (Edion Arena Osaka).
“As a result, the NEVER Openweight Championship match (Taichi vs Will Ospreay), scheduled for the same event, will be canceled.
“We offer our sincerest apologies to our fans who were looking forward to this championship match. Good luck Will, we look forward to your return at upcoming events.”
Will Ospreay will miss the event in Osaka on November 3rd (Sat). As such the NEVER Openweight Championship match has been canceled.
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— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) October 25, 2018