Will Ospreay Believes He Can Work Out A Deal With NJPW
Will Ospreay hopes he can wrestle in NJPW for a lot longer.
With his contract with New Japan set to expire next year, Ospreay is already looking at different options. The 29-year-old has wrestled for NJPW almost exclusively since 2016, and even moved to Japan to pursue even greater success in that country’s #1 wrestling promotion.
Given his many accomplishments and accolades, Ospreay is confident that he and New Japan will come to some sort of agreement before his contract ends next February.
Speaking to DAZN, Will Ospreay explained his mentality as he enters negotiations with the company.
“My contract with New Japan is up next February so from that point who’s not gonna want this kid who’s dedicated to being a hard worker and wanting to put on the best quality of matches?
I just wanna know what my options are doesn’t mean I’m leaving NJPW. I’m fairly positive me & NJPW will work out a deal but in case we dont I want to provide for my family, wrestle how I wanna wrestle & most importantly be happy.”
Not long ago, NJPW’s wrestlers were all signed under one-year deals that more or less all renewed at the same time. This changed in 2016 after WWE managed to sign away AJ Styles, Shinsuke Nakamura, Karl Anderson, and Doc Gallows. Since then, New Japan has signed its wrestlers to multi-year deals to prevent a similar occurrence from happening.
h/t F4W Online for the transcription