Report: Will Ospreay 'In Great Pain' During NJPW Resurgence Match

Will Ospreay was wrestling through the pain at NJPW Resurgence

Will Ospreay is still dealing with shoulder issues. 

The Commonwealth Kingpin wrestled in his first New Japan Pro-Wrestling match for two months at the Resurgence pay-per-view on Sunday, May 21. Ospreay faced Hiroshi Tanahashi in the semi-finals of the IWGP United States Heavyweight Title number one contender's tournament and Ospreay picked up the win following a Hidden Blade and Stormbreaker. 

While he made his NJPW in-ring return, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported that Will Ospreay was in pain during the match at Resurgence and his actions near the end of the clash were legitimate and he was not selling. 

Ospreay looks set to continue wrestling despite the issue as NJPW confirmed today he will face Lance Archer in the final of the tournament at Dominion on June 4. The winner will challenge Kenny Omega for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship, with the match expected to take place at Forbidden Door. 

Ospreay suffered the shoulder injury in March and he was cleared for an in-ring return one month later. The former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion noted at the time, though, that he still had a lot of weakness in his arm

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