Will Ospreay Tests Positive For COVID-19

The former IWGP Heavyweight Champion is out of this weekend's RevPro shows.

Will Ospreay
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Will Ospreay has tested positive for COVID-19, Revolution Pro Wrestling has announced.

The British indie group tweeted the following earlier today (Wednesday), stating that while the New Japan star won't be able to make scheduled appearances in Sheffield and London this weekend, he should be okay for RevPro's High Stakes show on 19 September:-

Ospreay was due to wrestle Brendan White one on one on Saturday before teaming with Young Guns to face White, Doug Williams, and Ricky Knight Jr. the following day. He and RKJ will unify the RevPro British Heavyweight and Southside Heavyweight straps as an Undisputed belt at High Stakes.

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The 28-year-old, who is fully vaccinated, has released the following update, saying he is doing well despite testing positive:-

2021 has been an eventful year for Ospreay, who was stripped of the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship after suffering a neck injury in May, leaving Japan for his native UK due to this and other reported reasons. He then re-emerged via NJPW's American offshoot in August, refusing to recognise new IWGP Champion Shingo Takagi as anything other than a title-holder while confirming he wouldn't be going back to Japan anytime soon.

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