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Will Ospreay Makes History With Most Five Star Matches Accolade

Will Ospreay Makes History With Most Five Star Matches Accolade

New Japan Pro Wrestling star Will Ospreay has made history as he has achieved a record number of five star matches in his short career. The English high-flyer now holds the record for having the most five-star matches awarded by the Wrestling Observer Newsletter of any non-Japanese wrestler.

He was awarded a 5.5 star rating by Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer this week for his G1 Climax bout against Shingo Tagaki. Tagaki defeated Ospreay in an incredible match which wowed fans and put him on the top of the list of non-Japanese wrestlers to ever live.

Will Ospreay’s latest match was awarded over 5 stars to give him 20 matches rated 5 star or more, overtaking Canadian star Kenny Omega who currently since on 19. With Omega currently injured, it is likely that Ospreay will increase his lead and will comfortably be in the driving seat once his career is over, being only 29 years old.

Will Ospreay is a former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion in New Japan Pro Wrestling. He also wrestled in AEW as part of the Forbidden Door Pay Per View, where he defeated Orange Cassidy in a blockbuster match which was voted match of the night by Dave Meltzer.

Will Ospreay Five Star Matches

The list of the twenty matches rated five stars awarded by Dave Meltzer to Will Ospreay over his career are as follows;

  • Will Ospreay & Aussie Open vs PAC, Rey Fenix and Penta Obscuro
  • Will Ospreay vs Ricky Knight Jr
  • Kazuchika Okada vs Will Ospreay
  • Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Michael Oku vs. Will Ospreay
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay
  • Shingo Takagi vs. Will Ospreay
  • Shingo Takagi vs. Will Ospreay
  • Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay
  • Shingo Takagi vs. Will Ospreay
  • Will Ospreay vs. Zack Sabre Jr.
  • Hiromu Takahashi vs. Will Ospreay
  • Kazuchika Okada vs. Will Ospreay
  • Kota Ibushi vs. Will Ospreay
  • Dragon Lee vs. Will Ospreay
  • Shingo Takagi vs. Will Ospreay
  • Bandido vs. Will Ospreay
  • Hiroshi Tanahashi & Will Ospreay vs. Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi
  • Marty Scurll vs. Will Ospreay
  • KUSHIDA vs. Will Ospreay
  • Adam Cole, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson vs. Matt Sydal, Ricochet & Will Ospreay

We will update this list of Will Ospreay’s five star matches by Dave Meltzer as he competes in even more incredible matches in NJPW, AEW and all around the world.