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PROFILE

Will Ospreay

UNIT

UNITED EMPIRE 

HEIGHT

185cm 

WEIGHT

105kg 

YEAR OF BIRTH

7 May 1993 

Will Ospreay
HEIGHT
185cm 
WEIGHT
105kg 
YEAR OF BIRTH
7 May 1993 
PLACE OF BIRTH
Essex, United Kingdom 
DEBUT
2012 
FINISH HOLD

Oscutter, Hidden Blade, Chelsea Grin, Storm Breaker

 
THEME SONG
THE AERIAL ASSASSIN 
TWITTER
@WillOspreay 

BIOGRAPHY

Will Ospreay was once the most popular member of NJPW’s junior heavyweight division. After betraying his friend and mentor and moving to the heavyweight ranks, the arrogant Assassin now seeks a new path in the new faction that is the United Empire. 

After impressing Kazuchika Okada during a match in the UK, the young Ospreay was hand picked to join CHAOS in the spring of 2016. Ospreay went on to win Best of the Super Jr. on his first attempt, a tournament he won once more in 2019 along with three IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championships and the NEVER Openweight Championship, before winning the British Heavyweight Championship in February 2020 and transitioning to heavyweight. 

For all his achievements, Ospreay had never beaten ‘big brother’ Okada and was driven to do so when he returned to Japan in the wake of the global pandemic. Facing Okada in the G1 Climax, he enlisted girlfriend Bea Priestley and the returning Great-O-Khan to attack Okada and grant him victory. Promising to end Okada’s legacy, Ospreay challenged the Rainmaker to a match on January 4 2021 at Wrestle Kingdom. Though Ospreay lost the match, he went on to a spectacular spring campaign, running through the New Japan Cup gauntlet by defeating Shingo Takagi to lift the cup for the first time. Just two weeks later, Ospreay shocked the world by defeating Kota Ibushi and becoming IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, the leader of a seemingly unstoppable United Empire. 

Will Ospreay was once the most popular member of NJPW’s junior heavyweight division. After betraying his friend and mentor and moving to the heavyweight ranks, the arrogant Assassin now seeks a new path in the new faction that is the United Empire. 

After impressing Kazuchika Okada during a match in the UK, the young Ospreay was hand picked to join CHAOS in the spring of 2016. Ospreay went on to win Best of the Super Jr. on his first attempt, a tournament he won once more in 2019 along with three IWGP Jr. Heavyweight Championships and the NEVER Openweight Championship, before winning the British Heavyweight Championship in February 2020 and transitioning to heavyweight. 

For all his achievements, Ospreay had never beaten ‘big brother’ Okada and was driven to do so when he returned to Japan in the wake of the global pandemic. Facing Okada in the G1 Climax, he enlisted girlfriend Bea Priestley and the returning Great-O-Khan to attack Okada and grant him victory. Promising to end Okada’s legacy, Ospreay challenged the Rainmaker to a match on January 4 2021 at Wrestle Kingdom. Though Ospreay lost the match, he went on to a spectacular spring campaign, running through the New Japan Cup gauntlet by defeating Shingo Takagi to lift the cup for the first time. Just two weeks later, Ospreay shocked the world by defeating Kota Ibushi and becoming IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, the leader of a seemingly unstoppable United Empire. 

FINISH HOLD

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    OsCutter

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    Stormbreaker

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