WWE 'Absolutely' Wants To Sign Will Ospreay
Will Ospreay talks about his post-New Japan plans, including a possible WWE run.
Could Will Ospreay head to WWE when his New Japan Pro-Wrestling contract expires in February 2024?
Speaking on Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer has claimed that WWE are "absolutely" interested in signing Ospreay.
"He made more comments as far as his future. I know some stuff. I know WWE is absolutely after him, and he is absolutely going to listen to WWE. There's a lot of different things... He's going now for the best offer. He's got a family... He's got Barry Bloom representing him. WWE is very, very interested in him. Everyone is, and they should be. It will be interesting to see who gets him," Meltzer said.
In a recent interview with Metro, Ospreay revealed that he'd be open to a move to the United States once his New Japan contract has expired - and even teased the possibility of a WWE run, specifically a clash with Seth Rollins.
Speaking to Metro, Ospreay explained:
"As age has become more apparent to me and my body is hurting more and more, I’m open to all avenues. I’ve had a lot of talks with my friends about this, and I have spoke to the missus. Although we’ve spent so much money on our new kitchen, we are open to the idea of relocating to the United States. [...] Now it’s time for me to really gauge and see what’s out there."
In terms of a potential WWE dream match with Seth Rollins (with whom Ospreay has previously clashed on social media), the New Japan star commented:
"So the Seth thing does intrigue me quick a lot. I heard him say in a promo, his 100% is the best in the world. My 50% is the best in the world, so if you actually got me at 100% I think you’d drown in these waters, mate."
Other promotions expected to be interested in signing Ospreay include All Elite Wrestling and IMPACT/TNA.
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