Will Ospreay Earns 29th Five Star Match Rating

Will Ospreay holding IWGP UK Championship

Will Ospreay has extended his lead of all-time classic matches.

As reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Ospreay’s defence of the IWGP UK Championship against Yota Tsuji at the New Japan Destruction in Kobe pay-per-view earned a five-star rating from Dave Meltzer. The match was described in the review as “Just beautiful stuff” and saw Zack Sabre Jr. confront Ospreay after the end of the match. Ospreay will defend the title against Sabre Jr. at the Royal Quest pay-per-view in London on October 14th.

Now at 29 matches rated five stars or higher, The Ariel Assassin has a 4-match lead over second place, which is currently a three-way tie between Kenny Omega, Kazuchika Okada and Mitsuharu Misawa. The defence against Tsuji also gives Ospreay his 5th five-star match in 2023 alone and Tsuji’s first-ever awarding of the prestigious accolade.

Will Ospreay To Compete At AEW WrestleDream

The Ariel Assassin will compete against some of his most famous rivals on October 1st as he will be competing in a trios match at the WrestleKingdom pay-per-view. Teaming with Konosuke Takeshita and Sammy Guevara, Ospreay will be standing across the ring from Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho and Kota Ibushi.

The Golden Lovers and Jericho have a right to be worried about their opponents as Ospreay has defeated all 3 in singles competitions throughout his legendary career.

Ospreay’s future challenger Zack Sabre Jr. will also be in action at the event as he takes on Bryan Danielson in what many are calling a dream match. The match will finally happen on October 1st after being cancelled due to injury at Forbidden Door 2022.