Will Ospreay has been away from NJPW for some time, due to travel restrictions as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. It was also previously reported that Ospreay is dealing with depression, and he was also caught up in the #SpeakingOut movement, with accusations that he got the wrestler Pollyanna blackballed. A fan recently asked Dave Meltzer what Ospreay’s status is, and he said NJPW is hoping he will be back for the G1 tournament in September.
He wrote: “He’s hanging in. Not certain and the current climate in Japan is worrisome. The hope is G-1.”