Will Ospreay named in tournament to decide challenger for Kenny Omega’s IWGP US Title

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New Japan Pro Wrestling has named four competitors who will compete to become the next challenger for Kenny Omega’s IWGP United States Championship.

The field includes Will Ospreay, who is currently rehabbing a shoulder injury.

Two qualifying matches have been announced to take place in the US, with the winners facing off in Japan at NJPW Dominion on June 4th.

In the first match, at NJPW Collision in Philadelphia next Sunday, Lance Archer will go up against Juice Robinson.

The second match is scheduled for NJPW Resurgence in Long Beach on May 21st, with Will Ospreay facing Hiroshi Tanahashi.

The winners of those matches will meet at Osaka Jo Hall for Dominion, with the eventual victor becoming the next challenger for Omega’s US Title.

That title match has not yet been scheduled. However, Forbidden Door takes place shortly after Dominion in Toronto, Ontario on June 25th.

NJPW Capital Collision, Saturday April 15th

  • STRONG Openweight Tag Team Championship: Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley) (c) vs. Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis) vs. The Dream Team (Hiroshi Tanahashi & Kazuchika Okada)
  • STRONG Openweight Championship: KENTA (c) vs. Eddie Edwards
  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. El Desperado
  • Hiromu Takahashi & Tetsuya Naito vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru & SANADA
  • Tomohiro Ishii vs El Desperado
  • NJPW World Television Championship: Zack Sabre Jr (c) vs Tom Lawlor
  • AR Fox vs. David Finlay
  • Fred Rosser vs. Juice Robinson
  • The DKC, Clark Connors, Lio Rush, Rocky Romero & Chuck Taylor vs. Kevin Knight, Gabriel Kidd, Mike Bailey, Volador Jr & KUSHIDA


NJPW Collision in Philadelphia, Sunday, April 16th

  • AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Gabriel Kidd
  • ROH Pure Rules: Tracy Williams vs. Alex Coughlin
  • KENTA & Chase Owens vs. Hiromu Takahashi & Tetsuya Naito
  • Lio Rush, Tomohiro Ishii & Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. TJP, Kyle Fletcher & Mark Davis
  • IWGP US Championship No.1 Contender Tournament: Lance Archer vs. Juice Robinson
  • Rocky Romero & Fred Rosser vs. SANADA & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • Bad Dude Tito, Shane Haste & Zack Sabre Jr vs. Jorel Nelson, Royce Isaacs & Tom Lawlor
  • Volador Jr & El Desperado vs. Kevin Knight & Delirious
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