3 Key Points
- Will Ospreay suggests a temporary alliance with Jon Moxley against David Finlay.
- Inaugural IWGP Global Heavyweight Champion to be crowned at Wrestle Kingdom 18.
- Ospreay set to join AEW post-NJPW commitments following Wrestle Kingdom 18.
Ospreay Calls for Temporary Truce in Triple Threat Showdown
As the pro wrestling world turns its eyes to the highly anticipated Wrestle Kingdom 18 event, Will Ospreay is making strategic moves. The New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) star extended an olive branch to Jon Moxley during a pre-event press conference, proposing a ceasefire for the first five minutes of their high-stakes triple threat match.
Inaugural IWGP Global Heavyweight Champion to be Decided
This Thursday, January 4, marks a pivotal moment in NJPW history as Ospreay, Moxley, and David Finlay vie for the title of the first IWGP Global Heavyweight Champion. The introduction of this new championship came after Finlay’s November attack, which saw the destruction of Ospreay’s IWGP US and UK title belts and set the stage for this explosive three-way contest.
Ospreay’s Pro Wrestling Strategy
With memories of past battles fresh in his mind, Ospreay sees Finlay as a significant hurdle rather than Moxley, who he has already faced in the ring. “This is a match between me and Moxley, (David Finlay), you don’t belong here,” Ospreay insisted, teasing the alliance and humorously offering two non-alcoholic beers as an additional incentive. Despite Ospreay’s plan, the wrestling community knows that alliances in triple threats can be as fragile as they are fleeting.
Previous Encounters and Future Prospects
Recalling their previous encounters, such as their April 2022 NJPW Windy City Riot main event where Moxley emerged victorious, Ospreay and Moxley have a storied history within the squared circle. They crossed paths again in a four-way tussle for the IWGP US Title at NJPW Collision 2022.
Ospreay’s Anticipated AEW Arrival
Looking ahead, Ospreay’s pro wrestling journey is about to expand with his upcoming transition to All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Announced at the Full Gear pay-per-view last November, Ospreay confirmed his commitment to AEW starting with the lead-up to the March 3 Revolution pay-per-view, promising a new chapter in his storied career after fulfilling his obligations to NJPW.
As these three warriors prepare to lock horns and battles lines are drawn, the wrestling community eagerly awaits to see if Moxley will accept Ospreay’s proposition, or if all alliances will crumble when the bell rings to crown the first-ever IWGP Global Heavyweight Champion.