Will Ospreay reached the top of NJPW and won the IWGP World Heavyweight Title. Now his time as the top champion of New Japan is over due to injury.
Ospreay was forced to vacate the IWGP World Heavyweight Title due to a neck injury. At this time, there is no projection of when he will be able to make a return to the ring. This is awful timing for such an injury, to say the least.
The official NJPW website included the following details.
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 was no update regarding how they will determine a new IWGP World Heavyweight Champion. At this time, they are still working out the situation. We will keep you updated when something is announced. Will Ospreay has returned to the United Kingdom for treatment and rehabilitation for his injury,
This is a very new story and there are a lot of details left to be explained, but Will Ospreay is no longer IWGP World Heavyweight Champion.