AEW Offered Will Ospreay A Lot More Money Than WWE

Will Ospreay was offered a bigger deal by AEW than WWE

Speculation surrounding Will Ospreay’s future was recently ended, with the announcement that Ospreay has signed with All Elite Wrestling.

Ospreay will start with AEW full-time in early 2024 following the commencement of his New Japan deal, having made several high-profile outings in AEW in 2023. Before signing on the dotted line with AEW, Ospreay was the most sought after free agent on the market, with WWE and TNA both making a play for his services. 

A new report suggests that AEW offered ‘The Aerial Assassin’ significantly more money than WWE did to secure Ospreay’s services, with Dave Meltzer saying the following when discussing Kazuchika Okada’s future on Wrestling Observer Radio:

“You don’t know which side’s gonna offer more money, I don’t know who’s gonna offer more money at this stage. I’m sure Tony Khan feels more highly about Okada than Triple H does because he’s more of a fan of New Japan Pro-Wrestling and he kinda knows what’s going on there, like with Will Ospreay. AEW offered more than WWE did [for Ospreay] and I think substantially which is why the deal was done so early,” said Meltzer.

Ospreay signed his deal at AEW Full Gear on November 18, several months after competing in one of the marquee matches at AEW All In in Wembley Stadium.

H/T: TJR Wrestling

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