New IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Crowned
Will Ospreay has captured the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
In the main event of Sunday’s NJPW Sakura Genesis, Will Ospreay defeated Kota Ibushi to capture the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. Ospreay was given the opportunity to challenge for the title after winning this year’s New Japan Cup.
Following the match, Ospreay called out former champion Kazuchika Okada, seeking revenge for his loss at Wrestle Kingdom 15. Shingo Takagi then challenged Ospreay to a match, stating he defeated Okada in the first round of the New Japan Cup, and deserves the first shot at the new champion.
AJ Styles took to Twitter to congratulate Ospreay on his win.