Former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Will Ospreay may have sustained an injury during Wrestle Kingdom 14 Night 1 in the Tokyo Dome. The ‘Aerial Assassin’ faced Hiromu Takahashi to defend his Championship. Ospreay took the loss in the bout after Takahashi hit is new ‘TIME BOMB 2’ finishing manoeuvre on the British born star.
The injury sustained was on the UK star’s ankle. This according to PWInsider. PWInsider are also reporting that the injury could also be a broken heel. The injury apparently occurred when Will Ospreay hit Takahashi with a Sasuke Special to the outside of the ring. Ospreay launched himself out of the ring twice early in the match to complete the move. On the first attempt he was caught by Takahashi in a German suplex attempt, as you can see from the tweet below there are three instances where Ospreay’s ankle takes a heavy landing. Once we have an update on the situation we will confirm here.
Takahashi will be taking part in Jyushin Thunder Liger’s retirement bout as part of Day 2. Will Ospreay was not previously booked to appear on the second night of Wrestle Kingdom this year.
You can check out the full Takeaways and Results for Night 1 of Wrestle Kingdom 14 here. The highlights of the incredible IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship bout between Will Ospreay and Hiromu Takahashi can be seen here.