Will Ospreay is once again the IWGP United States Champion.
Ospreay, with the help of Don Callis, defeated Kenny Omega at Sunday’s Forbidden Door pay-per-view to regain the title. Some are already saying this match is an instant classic.
This is the second reign for Ospreay as the IWGP US Champion. Omega defeated Ospreay back at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 back on January 4 to capture the IWGP United States Championship. Omega made just one successful title defense, prior to losing the title on Sunday.
Ospreay earned Sunday night’s title opportunity from a four-man tournament that took place at NJPW events in April May and June. After defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi, Ospreay became the new number one contender to the title.
Below is an excerpt from Alex Kahr’s Forbidden Door recap of how it all went down.
Callis tries to coach Ospreay on what to do next as the challenger gets back to his feet, staring Omega down before hitting a V-Trigger on Omega followed by a One Winged Angel on the champion…but Kenny kicks out of his own move being used on him at the count of one, to a big pop from the crowd!
Omega back on his feet and the two men exchange strikes, until Omega hits a brainbuster on the challenger! Omega sets Ospreay up for the One Winged Angel, but Ospreay breaks out of it…only to get hit with a German suplex instead for a nearfall! Callis is beside himself on the outside as Kenny hits a V-Trigger on the challenger, but Ospreay counters out of a One Winged Angel! Storm Breaker gets countered out, but Ospreay ends up hitting a Tiger Driver 97 for a nearfall! Elbow sleeve taken off by Ospreay before he hits a Hidden Blade on the champ, followed by the Storm Breaker for the pin and the win!
Ospreay celebrates his win, taunting the now former champion before leaving the ring with Don Callis as we get a replay of how brutal and crazy this match got.