The IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Title changed hands at the Wrestle Kingdom 14. Will Ospreay lost his title to Hiromu Takahashi at the event. According to a few reports, Osprey actually suffered an injury during that event. People think that he sustained it during a Sasuke special attempt.
The reports suggested that he broke his heel. Ospreay then took part in an 8-man tag team match. It was in the NJPW New Year Dash event. He won with his team consisting of Kazuchika Okada, YOSHI-HASHI, and Robbie Eagles. They beat Minoru Suzuki, Zack Sabre Jr., Lance Archer, and Taichi by way of disqualification.
During his visit to the Melbourne City Wrestling in Melbourne, Australia, Ospreay stated that he did, in fact, break his heel during the Wrestle Kingdom 14 match. He still defeated Dowie James at an MCW event despite that.
He then went on to call out the Bullet Club and Gino Bambino. He asked them to fight him in the future at MCW. He wanted to get his CHAOS stablemates involved in the match as well. Osprey also wrote about MCW: "Every wrestler has a place that they can escape too and forget everything and just let loose.
Mine is the Australian Wrestling scene. MCW is my just my place. Thank you all for the love a support you are all incredible fans. Dowie is a prick, but a damn good one."