After a positive year for the independent scene in professional wrestling, 2018 starts quite loaded. IWGP Jr. Heavyweight champion Will Ospreay and WWE UK champion Pete Dunne will face each other in a match in which two wrestlers who hold both titles will face each other for the first time.
The fight will be held next Wednesday, January 17 for the company IPW-UK, with which maintains a good collaborative relationship with the McMahon company. “I had no idea this was going to happen someday, but for me, this will be the first time that a WWE champion and an IWGP champion will be in the same ring and at the same time,” Ospreay pointed out. a publication on his official Twitter account.
Thanks to the good relationship that IPW and WWE have, it has been possible to carry out this fight, as well as allowing Dunne to work in any independent show without being programmed to appear in other NXT shows. Fortunately, and despite not having been the first fight they do together in their respective careers, we are facing a new and anecdotic event in the history of the independent world struggle.
— Twitter Moments Canada (@CanadaMoments) January 8, 2018