It looks like Will Ospreay won’t be competing at New Japan Pro Wrestling’s “Power Struggle” after all. Ospreay suffered a rib injury during a match against Chris Ridgeway two weeks ago on the “Road To Power Struggle” tour. NJPW took him off the tour to give him time to heal up in time for the show. It was then revealed that Ospreay would challenge Taichi for the NEVER Openweight Championship at Power Struggle.
However, it looks like Ospreay’s injuries won’t be healed up in time for that to happen. It was announced by NJPW that his match with Taichi is now off and Ospreay won’t be competing on the November 3rd card from Osaka, Japan. Here’s NJPW’s official statement on the matter:
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
“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.”