In a recent development, Will Ospreay has solidified his reputation as one of the top performers in professional wrestling, earning his 29th five-star match rating according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, a widely respected source in the industry.
This remarkable achievement comes on the heels of Ospreay's successful defense of the IWGP UK Championship against Yota Tsuji at the New Japan Destruction in Kobe pay-per-view, a match that received high praise from Dave Meltzer, a renowned wrestling critic.
Meltzer described the contest as "Just beautiful stuff," showcasing the incredible athleticism and storytelling prowess of both Ospreay and Tsuji. The post-match drama saw Zack Sabre Jr. confront Ospreay, setting the stage for a highly anticipated showdown.
Ospreay's ascent to 29 matches rated five stars or higher places him at the pinnacle of wrestling excellence, with a four-match lead over his closest competitors—Kenny Omega, Kazuchika Okada, and Mitsuharu Misawa, who currently share second place.
Notably, Ospreay's bout against Tsuji marks his fifth five-star match in 2023 alone, further underlining his exceptional talent and consistency in delivering top-tier performances. The IWGP UK Champion's next challenge will be no less captivating, as he is set to defend his title against Zack Sabre Jr.
at the upcoming Royal Quest pay-per-view in London, scheduled for October 14th. Wrestling enthusiasts worldwide are eagerly anticipating this clash between two elite competitors.
WrestleKingdom Trios Clash
In another exciting development, Will Ospreay is set to participate in a trios match at the WrestleKingdom pay-per-view on October 1st.
He will join forces with Konosuke Takeshita and Sammy Guevara, forming a formidable team that will square off against none other than Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, and Kota Ibushi. Ospreay's history of victories against these wrestling legends in singles competitions adds an intriguing layer of anticipation to this encounter, leaving fans eagerly awaiting the outcome.
Meanwhile, Zack Sabre Jr., Ospreay's future challenger for the IWGP UK Championship, will also feature in a marquee match at WrestleKingdom. He is set to face Bryan Danielson in what many are calling a dream match, a showdown that was previously postponed due to injury in 2022.
With both events on the horizon, the wrestling world is buzzing with excitement, and fans can't wait to witness these epic battles in the ring.