Will Ospreay wins IWGP World Heavyweight Title at NJPW Sakura Genesis

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In the primary occasion of Sunday’s NJPW Sakura Genesis occasion, Will Ospreay beat Kota Ibushi to win the IWGP World Heavyweight Title.

The end of the match noticed Ospreay join with the stormbreak to get the win. After the match, the newly topped champion referred to as out Kazuchika Okada so he might get revenge for dropping a loss to him at Wrestle Kingdom 15.

When Okada got here out, he was interrupted by Shingo Takagi, who introduced up beating Okada within the first spherical of the New Japan Cup. Thus, he felt he ought to get a title shot and issued a problem. Ospreay agreed and can defend the title in opposition to Takagi first then Okada.

Not solely was this the primary protection of the championship, but in addition Ospreay’s first time successful the title as he earned this chance by dominating this 12 months’s New Japan Cup when he beat Takagi within the finals.

Ibushi defeated Tetsuya Naito to win each the IWGP Heavyweight and IWGP Intercontinental Titles at evening certainly one of NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15. The brand new title belt represents the unified lineage of the IWGP Heavyweight and Intercontinental Heavyweight Titles.


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