Will Ospreay Says His Mission Is To Have Junior Heavyweights Main Event The Tokyo Dome

Will Ospreay has a goal and wants to achieve it.

"The Aerial Assassin" Will Ospreay has been mixed in both the heavyweight and junior heavyweight divisions. Ospreay recently transitioned back to the junior heavyweight division after having a run with the NEVER Openweight Title that he lost at G1 Supercard in April. Ospreay is currently competing in the Best Of The Super Juniors tournament and is a top contender to walk out of the B block as the victor. The matches that have occurred thus far during the tournament have been raved about on social media and Ospreay was asked about the difference in main events between junior heavyweights and heavyweights while speaking with NJPW1972.com.

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Ospreay stated that the juniors may not have the star power of their upper weight class associates but feels they have everything it takes to headline a Tokyo Dome.

"There’s a big, big gap between the number of heavyweight main events and junior heavyweight main events on major cards. The last junior main event was in Dontaku, but before that, it’s maybe one a year. You can say the junior division doesn’t have the star power of an Okada, Tanahashi, Naito, but we can do it. We just need the ball. Now we have it. We’re in Ryogoku Sumo Hall, and now we’ve found out that Jon Moxley has been sending all those ‘Time’s Up’ videos. That’s huge for us, because his following will be watching. The Jay White and Tanahashi match; their following will be buying tickets and NJPW World subscriptions to watch. But the main event is still going to be the Best of the Super Juniors final. So it’s our time to show that we can beat out those other attractions. You know, my mission, and I’m deadly serious right now, is to have a junior heavyweight main event in the Tokyo Dome. It’s easily possible. We have two events in the Tokyo Dome this year. There’s no reason why one of those shouldn’t be the junior heavyweights." Ospreay explained.


New Japan Pro Wrestling will put the Tokyo Dome to use back-to-back days in 2020. The Tokyo Dome will host Wrestle Kingdom 14 and the next day which is normally 'New Year's Dash' will also host the Tokyo Dome.

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