Ospreay on Omega Leaving NJPW, NJPW Injury & Retirement News

As previously reported, it was announced that Kenny Omega & KUSHIDA will be leaving New Japan Pro Wrestling this month. Will Ospreay reminisced about the two wrestlers and what they meant to him.
Will posted on Twitter: “Incredibly upsetting. I know we are not in the same faction but I have nothing but the utmost respect for @KennyOmegamanX for continuously going above & beyond the line of duty. You’ve completely changed the game and not enough thanks can be said. Thank you Kenny”

Incredibly upsetting. I know we are not in the same faction but I have nothing but the utmost respect for @KennyOmegamanX for continuously vgoin above & beyond the line of duty.
You’ve completely changed the game and not enough thanks can be said.
Thank you Kenny https://t.co/EGl1aKtJL9
— “A?e?r?i?a?l? Assassin” Will Ospreay (@WillOspreay) January 7, 2019

In regards to KUSHIDA, Ospreay has faced him a number of times.
“Thank you for my 1st match in Japan,” said Ospreay. “Thank you for the motivation. Thank you for carrying the junior division so long. But most of all thank you for so many learning experiences. Feel like a huge part of my life has gone but I’m very happy for you. Congratulations @KUSHIDA_0904”

Thank you for my 1st match in Japan.
Thank you for the motivation.
Thank you for carrying the junior division so long.
But most of all thank you for so many learning experiences.
Feel like a huge part of my life has gone but I’m very happy for you.
Congratulations @KUSHIDA_0904 pic.twitter.com/REYjeEhDpu
— “A?e?r?i?a?l? Assassin” Will Ospreay (@WillOspreay) January 7, 2019

Suzuki-gun Member Takashi Iizuka recently announced that he will be having a retirement ceremony this coming February 21st at a New Japan Road Event inside Korakuen Hall. Iizuka debuted in NJPW in 1986 under his real name, Takayuki Iizuka and he has been in NJPW ever since. Iizuka formed The Tag Team J-J-Jacks with fellow dojo trainee Akira Nogami in 1992. After changing his ring name to Takashi Iizuka in 1995, he became became a mainstay of The New Japan Seikigun and was a frequent tag team partner for Yuji Nagata during the early 2000s.

In 2008, Iizuka underwent a drastic change to his look, character and wrestling style, turning heel, shaving his head bald, growing a sinister beard and adapting a hardcore wrestling style. He was also given the gimmick of an uncontrollable madman and nicknamed “The Great Traitor” for his betrayal of The New Japan roster. Iizuka is a three-time IWGP Tag Team Champion. He has also worked for Pro Wrestling Noah, where he is a one-time GHC Tag Team Champion.
It was recently revealed that Former NEVER Openweight Champion Kota Ibushi will be taking off the next tour (New Beginning Shows) to recover from the concussion he suffered during his match with Will Ospreay at the recent Wrestle Kingdom 13 Show at The Tokyo Dome. It is unknown when he will be cleared.

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