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WWE/NJPW News: Mick Foley has huge praises for current NJPW Champion

Soumik Datta
Modified 20 Dec 2019, 23:53 IST

Mick Foley
Mick Foley

What's the story?

WWE Hall of Famer and former Raw General Manager, Mick Foley recently took to Twitter and praised New Japan Pro Wrestling sensation Will Ospreay.

In case you didn't know...

The year 2019 has turned out to be quite fruitful for British superstar Will Ospreay who started the year on a high note by winning the NEVER Openweight Championship at Wrestle Kingdom 13 from Kota Ibushi and also competing at the Madison Square Garden.

Ospreay recently also won the 2019 Best of the Super Juniors tournament and converted his win into championship glory at Dominion 6.9 when 'The Aerial Assassin' defeated Dragon Lee to win his third IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championship.

Following the win, Ospreay successfully defended his title against Robbie Eagles at NJPW: Southern Showdown and then announced his entry into this year's G1 Climax 2019.

The heart of the matter

In his latest G1 Climax 29 match, current IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion, Will Ospreay came agonizingly close to defeating the current IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada in another instant classic from the G1.

Ospreay, who prior to his match against Okada had only defeated Sanada, was in a desperate need of a win and certainly gave a tough fight to 'The Rainmaker'. At one point in the match, Ospreay hit Okada with a wicked chop, which genuinely felt like one of the loudest chops of all time.

WWE Hall of Famer, Mick Foley took to his official Twitter account and claimed that Ospreay's chop possibly could've been the best chop of all time and also has the potential to be a finisher.

What's next?

Will Ospreay's current record in this year's G1 Climax is 1-3 and with losses against Lance Archer, Kota Ibushi, and Kazuchika Okada, the current IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Champion will look to cause a massive upset when he goes toe-to-toe against Bullet Club's Bad Luck Fale in the next round of matches.

Published 21 Jul 2019, 16:55 IST
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