Naomichi Marufuji: Will Ospreay Is The Perfection Of Modern Wrestling

On September 17, Will Ospreay took on Naomichi Marufuji at Marufuji's 25th anniversary event.

While speaking at the AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door press conference, Ospreay mentioned that he wanted to face Marufuji. He got his wish as the bout was made official on July 15.

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Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Marufuji reflected on the match.

“Ospreay was the only one for this match. I think he is the perfection of modern wrestling. He is a great fighter. I think the word ‘genius’ is appropriate for him," he said.

Ospreay mentioned after the bout that he would like to team with Marufuji, possibly in a match against Eddie Kingston & Jun Akiyama.

He has made trips to America, wrestling for IMPACT Wrestling, House of Glory, West Coast Pro, and more.

“If there is an offer, I would like to go. I think it is a way to increase the overall fanbase, and I want to do something that will lead to the future by giving young people of today a lot of experience outside Japan," he said.

It is unknown when Marufuji will return to America.

Fans can find results from Marufuji's 25th Anniversary event by clicking here.

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