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Will Ospreay off NJPW Power Struggle card due to injury


Will Ospreay is off Power Struggle after suffering an injury earlier this month.

New Japan’s English website made the announcement tonight that Ospreay will not make his scheduled match against Taichi for the NEVER Openweight championship at next weekend’s event, saying that he needs more time to recover from the injury. There will not be a replacement match and instead the bout will be cancelled.

Ospreay suffered an injury to his ribs back on October 14 in a match against Chris Ridgeway on a RevPro/New Japan Global Wars UK event in Brixton, England. He landed wrong after a kick and was taken to a hospital for evaluation after the match.

A few days later, New Japan announced that Ospreay would be taken off the Road to Power Struggle tour and instead would focus entirely on the NEVER title match at Power Struggle. Obviously, things have changed.

Power Struggle is set to take place on November 3 at the Osaka Prefectural Gymnasium.