Former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay Confirms Long-Term Commitment to NJPW

Ospreay clarifies future after NXT U.K. links

Former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay Confirms Long-Term Commitment to NJPW
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Former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay has confirmed his long term commitment to NJPW. 

Having suffered a neck injury, Ospreay had to relinquish the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. Voices Of Wrestling had reported that while Ospreay had indeed suffered a neck injury, an alleged disagreement took place over Ospreay wanting to return overseas back to the UK. 

In an interview with the Two Man Power Trip Of Wrestling podcast, Ospreay spoke about confirmation of a long term deal which was signed for him to remain with New Japan Pro Wrestling. 

Here's what he said below: 

“I’ve committed myself to New Japan and I’ve said time and time again, I’m happy to end my career here. When I first started wrestling, I was like, ‘When I’m 30, I think I’ll stop wrestling.’ I’m starting to hit my prime. I’m two years away from 30, I’ve signed a long-term deal with New Japan and will be here past 30. I’ve already screwed myself over there, I guess [laughs]. I’m happy here. I have so much free reign and I enjoy working for this company and doing everything I can. They’ve given me so much. In respects, me being a disrespectful little shit, I will always respect the company and the company to do well, it’s just got to be in my image.”

With the status of the vacant IWGP World Heavyweight Championship still unknown, it's unclear on what the plans are to crown a new Champion. 

As ever, any new information that follows this story, we will be sure to keep you updated!