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IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Vacated

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• IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Vacated

New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced that IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay has suffered a neck injury and he will be out of action.

Due to this, the IWGP World Title has been vacated.

Ospreay suffered this injury at NJPW Wrestling Dontaku, where he successfully defended his Title against Shingo Takagi.

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NJPW issued the following statement regarding this:

“On May 4’s night two of Wrestling Dontaku in Fukuoka, Will Ospreay sustained a neck injury. As a result, Ospreay will not be participating in the next series of events and will instead return to the UK for treatment and rehabilitation.

There is no timetable for Ospreay’s return to action at this time, and as a result, his IWGP World Heavyweight Championship will be vacated.

Further announcements on the status of the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship will be made at a later date.”

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• Old School WWF Veteran Celebrates His Birthday

Old School WWF Attitude Era Legend “The Road Dogg” Jesse James (Real name: Brian James) celebrates his 52nd birthday today.

After wrestling as Brian Armstrong (WCW 1993-1994) and The Roadie (WWF 1995), he eventually ended up becoming one half of the now legendary Tag Team ‘The New Age Outlaws’ with his team partner Billy Gunn.

Both also went on to become long time members of one of the most famous factions in professional wrestling history, D-Generation X.

In 2019, Road Dogg was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame, alongside his DX buddies Billy Gunn, Shawn Michaels, Triple H, X-Pac & (posthumously) Chyna.


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