Will Ospreay Has The Most Five-Star Matches In History


Hamish Woodward

Will Ospreay is undoubtably one of the greatest wrestlers of all time. Despite being just 31-years-old, he has become the best worker in the world, and a record holder in the ring.

The AEW star has had more five-star matches than anybody else in wrestling history. This is according to Dave Meltzer, the premier wrestling journalist and founder of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter. He has seen countless hours of pro wrestling over the past four decades, and has cast his judgement – Ospreay is King.

According to Meltzer, Will Ospreay has had 39 different five-star matches in his career so far. This includes six-man tag team matches and tag matches, but is mainly composed of singles match. These are Ospreay’s speciality, and what makes him so electric inside the ring.

He broke the all-time record back in 2022 with his win over Shingo Tagaki in the G1 Climax. Since then, he has 18 more matches that broke that coveted five-star barrier. His 38 matches put him 11 clear of second place Kazuchika Okada, and 13 clear of Kenny Omega.

There is no doubt that this puts Ospreay among the best British wrestlers of all time.

The full list of Will Ospreay’s five star (or higher) rated matches are:

  • vs. Adam Cole, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson – PWG Battle Of Los Angeles 2016
  • vs. KUSHIDA – NJPW Best Of The Super Junior XXIV
  • vs. Marty Scurll – NJPW Sakura Genesis 2018
  • vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi, Kenny Omega & Kota Ibushi – NJPW Road To Tokyo Dome 2019
  • vs. Bandido – NJPW Best Of The Super Junior XXVI
  • vs. Shingo Takagi – NJPW Best Of The Super Junior XXVI
  • vs. Dragon Lee – NJPW Dominion 6.9 In Osaka-Jo Hall
  • vs. Kota Ibushi – NJPW G1 Climax 2019
  • vs. Kazuchika Okada – NJPW G1 Climax 2019
  • vs. Hiromu Takahashi – NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 14 In Tokyo Dome
  • vs. Zack Sabre Jr. – RevPro High Stakes 2020
  • vs. Shingo Takagi – NJPW G1 Climax 2020
  • vs. Kazuchika Okada – NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 In Tokyo Dome
  • vs. Michael Oku – RevPro High Stakes 2022
  • vs. Zack Sabre Jr. – NJPW New Japan Cup 2022
  • vs. Kazuchika Okada – NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 In Tokyo Dome
  • vs. Ricky Knight Jr. – RevPro Ten Year Anniversary
  • vs. PAC, Rey Fenix and Penta Obscuro – AEW Dynamite 24/8/2022
  • vs. Tetsuya Naito – NJPW Battle Autumn 2022
  • vs. Kenny Omega (6.25 stars) – NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 In Tokyo Dome
  • vs. Kenny Omega (6 Stars) – AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door 2023
  • vs. Tetsuya Naito – NJPW G1 Climax 33
  • vs. Shingo Takagi – NJPW Destruction In Kobe 2023
  • Shingo Takagi vs. Will Ospreay – RevPro 11 Year Anniversary Show
  • vs. Yota Tsuji – NJPW Destruction In Kobe 2023
  • vs Zack Sabre Jr – RevPro Royal Quest III
  • vs Mike Bailey – TNA Bound For Glory 2023
  • vs Shota Umino – NJPW Power Struggle 2023
  • vs Kazuchika Okada – NJPW Battle In The Valley 2023
  • vs Josh Alexander – TNA Impact 14/1/2024
  • vs Michael Oku – RevPro High Stakes 2024
  • vs Konsuke Takeshita – AEW Revolution 2024
  • vs Kyle Fletcher – AEW Dynamite 6/2/24
  • vs Bryan Danielson – AEW Dynasty 2024
  • vs Swerve Strickland – AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2024

With the Englishman being just 31-years-old and on a fantastic run, there is little doubt that will add to his record before the end of his career. He could add another at Wembley Stadium, where we predict he will face MJF for the AEW International Championship at AEW All In.

Check out our other predictions for AEW All In 2024.


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