A major star has potentially ruled out the possibility of signing with either WWE or AEW as multiple companies take interest.
Will Ospreay is currently under NJPW contract but that contract comes to an end in early 2024.
With the star having the wrestling world in the palm of his hands, he has recently revealed that he’d be “a fool” to not consider other contract offers when the time comes.
Although he has worked for AEW previously and is likely to do so again with AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door taking place on June 25 2023 and a likely rematch with Kenny Omega for the IWGP United States Championship on the cards, Ospreay has recently commented on the likelihood of signing with AEW full-time.
Speaking on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Ospreay said:
“I’m very confident me and New Japan are going to work something out because I don’t want to live in America.
“That’s my full stop thing. I just don’t want to. It limits me.”
While Ospreay did note that PAC has a deal where he can travel back to the United Kingdom between AEW appearances, he would also comment that WWE would expect him to move to America as would IMPACT Wrestling.
When it comes to WWE, he also say that, as much as he would love to perform in front of their crowds, he wouldn’t lose sleep if the opportunity never arose.
With AEW All In taking place in London on August 27, Ospreay has recently commented on the rumors of his booking for the company’s UK debut.
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
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