Will Ospreay Confirmed For Impact Turning Point Special From The UK

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Will Ospreay, the IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, has been booked for a second Impact Wrestling event.

As previously announced, Impact will embark on a four-city UK Invasion Tour in late October, just days after the 2023 Bound For Glory pay-per-view and Bound For Glory Fallout TV tapings in Chicago. Furthermore, Impact announced this past Sunday that Ospreay will make his long-awaited return to the company at Bound For Glory from Cicero Stadium in Chicago on Saturday, October 21. The opponent for Ospreay has not been revealed.

Impact has added Ospreay to the lineup for the 2023 Turning Point event, which will take place on Friday, October 27 at the Walker Dome in Newcastle, England, as part of the UK Invasion Tour. His opponent was not revealed.

Turning Point will not be broadcast live from Newcastle on that Friday night, but it will be available exclusively on Impact Plus beginning Friday, November 3.

The UK Invasion Tour includes the following stops, in addition to the Newcastle show on Friday, October 27 with the Turning Point tapings: Thursday, October 26 at Glasgow’s O2 Academy; Saturday, October 28 at Coventry’s HMV Empire; and Sunday, October 29 at Coventry’s HMV Empire.

Grado and Impact Hall of Famer & Producer Gail Kim will make special appearances on the UK Invasion Tour. Impact it teasing that Grado will wrestle. Impact World Champion Alex Shelley, local star Joe Hendry, Moose, Eddie Edwards, Frankie Kazarian, Brian Myers, Deonna Purrazzo, and many more have been announced for the tour.

Ospreay previously worked five matches for TNA/Impact on their 2016 Maximum Impact UK tour, but his official return will be at Bound For Glory and Turning Point. It’s unclear whether Ospreay will appear on Impact in the lead-up to those shows. There’s also no word on whether he’s interested in joining Impact. Ospreay, 30, who joined NJPW in 2016, revealed this month on AEW Dynamite that he will become a free agent in six months and expects to earn millions of dollars on his next contract.