Will Ospreay challenged Kota Ibushi for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at NJPW’s Sakura Genesis event back in April. Ospreay did the impossible and ended up defeating Ibushi to become the new champion. Unfortunately, he had to relinquish it due to neck injury.

Will Osprey returned at NJPW’s Resurgence event last month. Unfortunately, it seems Ospreay’s spell of bad luck is yet to be over.

Will Ospreay took to Twitter and revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. He made it clear he’ll recover from it as soon as possible.

“I’m sure I’ll be back in no time so other than that, I hope everyone is well. I can’t go to the RevPro shows this weekend, so unfortunately, you’ll have to deal with only really good wrestling, not the best wrestling, because the best wrestler is currently battling COVID. I’m going to beat COVID and why? Because I am on another level.”


RevPro also took to Twitter and announced that he had tested positive despite being fully vaccinated but is expected to make it back from September 19’s High Stakes event.

“Will Ospreay has tested positive for Covid-19. He is fully vaccinated, only has mild symptoms & is otherwise healthy. He will be following protocols and will be out of this weekend’s shows. He is still expected to be able to compete at September 19th’s High Stakes.”

We certainly hope that Will Ospreay will be able to make a speedy recovery and return as soon as possible.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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