What's the story?
I was in attendance for the UK's RevPro: Global Wars event when Will Ospreay appeared to suffer a major injury. The New Japan Pro Wrestling and World of Sport star was rushed to the back following a botched spot, treated by paramedics at the scene and was then taken to the hospital via ambulance.
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Will Ospreay is a former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion for New Japan Pro Wrestling but is currently positioning himself to challenge Taichi for the Never Openweight Title, in a move many consider to be a stepping stone towards Heavyweight competition for Ospreay.
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NJPW have a deal with RevPro in the UK, with several talents from the Japanese promotion appearing in the UK via RevPro. At this year's Global Wars, Ospreay was among many NJPW stars to appear on the show with Hirooki Goto, Tetsuya Naito, Satoshi Kojima, EVIL, Sanada, Minoru Suzuki and Tomohiro Ishii also wrestling at the event.
The heart of the matter
Will Ospreay was in the middle of a fantastic match with Chris Ridgeway when the latter found himself on the top turnbuckle and the former attempted a Pele Kick to Ridgeway's head. However, he missed the kick and ended up spiking himself to the floor.
Ospreay appeared visibly hurt and the referee and he had a long conversation in the ring. They then rushed the finish with Ridgeway tapping Ospreay out with a Rear Naked Choke the referee then rushed Ospreay backstage with paramedics not far behind. Ospreay was then taken to the hospital via ambulance shortly after the show had finished with suspected broken ribs.
Luckily this is another lucky escape from the 'Aerial Assassin' who has already significantly toned down his in-ring style after many people began fearing for his safety with the number of high-flying aerial stunts he was performing.
Ospreay himself took to Twitter to reassure everyone he was fine but did indicate he would be taking some time off to rest. This is great news for NJPW fans who feared his programme with Taichi would be off.
Do you think Will Ospreay should slow down? Leave your thoughts in the comments section below!Published 15 Oct 2018, 17:00 IST