NJPW’s Will Ospreay Shares Thoughts On WWE Future

NJPW’s Will Ospreay Shares Thoughts On WWE Future NJPW

Will Ospreay is currently under contract with NJPW but is interested in offers from other companies when negotiation time comes.

Having confirmed that he’s happy in NJPW and think both parties will work out a suitable deal for his services, Ospreay has also said that he’d be “a fool” if he didn’t look at the other offers that would no doubt come his way.

With a contract that current allows him to live in England, take independent bookings and return to NJPW when he’s required, Ospreay has recently opened up about his feelings towards working with WWE.

Speaking on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Ospreay was asked about whether he’d work in front of a WrestleMania size crowd, replying:

“Not like in that sense of this but like, of course I would love to wrestle in front of 80,000 people who wouldn’t want to wrestle? But like, in the same sense of, I’m not going to lose sleep if I never do it.

“But you know what I mean? Like I never wanted to get to this level of fame with wrestling. I just enjoyed doing it on the weekends.”

He would then highlight the benefits of his New Japan deal over what he feels other companies could offer him, and it’s not all down to the money, stating:

“And New Japan offers me a lot of money, and I was just like ‘Whoa, I can make money from this.’

“Here’s the thing I told you this, but like WWE, TNA and New Japan were on the table at the same time.

“And like the selling point in New Japan was that I get to come home. WWE, I have to move there, TNA, most likely the same thing and it wasn’t guaranteed money.

“In New Japan, I get to come home. And I’m a real home guy. So like the fact that I’ve got to come home was like, incredible.”

In the interview, Ospreay would note that PAC has an AEW deal that allows him to return home on a regular basis.

He would also discuss his current physical condition and how his style has developed having recently discussed no longer being able to use Stormbreaker as a finishing move.

On June 4, Ospreay will face Lance Archer at NJPW Dominion with the winner going on to face Kenny Omega for the IWGP United States Championship in a match that is likely to take place at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door II.

Full results from AEW Double Or Nothing 2023 were as follows:

HOOK, Jeff Hardy & Matt Hardy def. Austin Gunn, Colten Gunn & Ethan Page

International Championship Blackjack Battle Royal – Orange Cassidy (c) def. 20 others, last eliminating Swerve Strickland

Unsanctioned Match – Adam Cole def. Chris Jericho

AEW World Tag Team Championship (Special Guest Referee Mark Briscoe) – FTR (c) def. Jay Lethal & Jeff Jarrett

TNT Championship Ladder Match – Wardlow (c) def. Christian Cage

AEW Women’s World Championship – Toni Storm def. Jamie Hayter (c)

AEW World Trios Championship Open House Rules Match – Brody King, Buddy Matthews & Malakai Black (c) def. The Acclaimed & Billy Gunn

TBS Championship – Jade Cargill (c) def. Taya Valkyrie

TBS Championship – Kris Statlander def. Jade Cargill (c)

AEW World Championship – MJF (c) def. Darby Allin, Jack Perry, Sammy Guevara

Anarchy in the Arena – Bryan Danielson, Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley & Wheeler Yuta def. Adam Page, Kenny Omega & Young Bucks thanks to interference from Konosuke Takeshita w/Don Callis

Transcript courtesy of Inside the Ropes.

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4 months ago by Dave Adamson


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