Will Ospreay Allowed To Work NJPW Shows As Part Of AEW Deal
Will Ospreay will still be able to work NJPW shows as part of AEW deal
Will Ospreay bade his emotional farewell to New Japan Pro-Wrestling on February 11, when the former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion competed for the last time in an NJPW ring before moving full-time to All Elite Wrestling.
Ospreay rose the ranks in NJPW during an eight-year run that saw Ospreay become one of the greatest in-ring competitors on the planet. After Ospreay and his United Empire lost to the Bullet Club War Dogs at the New Beginning in Osaka, Ospreay spoke backstage, saying he will return:
"I signed my deal with AEW, and I'm allowed to come back and do New Japan matches. I don't know when that's going to be. I need to find balance first because I have no idea what I'm doing right now. I'm scared for this next job. I've had anxiety traveling to America. It's not that I don't enjoy it, I just get scared. I've always done this on my own," said Ospreay. "I promise you guys on f****** everything, I will be back. I promise you. I will be back.”
AEW and NJPW enjoy a healthy working relationship, with the two sides having combined for the Forbidden Door PPV events in 2022 and 2023.