Will Ospreay could have given a hint about his long-term wrestling future ahead of his dream match in IMPACT Wrestling.
Will Ospreay is having the year of his career and can make a strong claim to being the best wrestler in the world as he racks up critically acclaimed bouts and massive wins.
Ospreay kicked off 2023 losing to Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom but he avenged that loss and won back the IWGP US Championship against The Cleaner at Forbidden Door in June. Ospreay made it to the semi-finals of the G1 Climax tournament before heading to Wembley Stadium for AEW All In where he picked up a win against Chris Jericho.
Speaking to Sports Illustrated, Will Ospreay discussed the year he’s had and said he’s done everything he can to test himself against the very best at the biggest shows possible, something he’ll continue at Bound For Glory:
“Returning to IMPACT, this is a chance to test myself. People holler on TV each week that they’re the best in the world, but I’m stretching myself across the world. I’m going everywhere. This year alone, I’ve done the Tokyo Dome for Wrestle Kingdom, which is New Japan’s biggest event. I’ve done All In, which is AEW’s biggest event, and now I’m doing Bound for Glory for Impact Wrestling.
“I want my legacy to be that I tested myself around the world. No one else in wrestling can say that except for one person, and that’s Mike Bailey. That makes me even more excited to face him.”
Will Ospreay’s deal with NJPW ends in February 2024
Ospreay then touched on his contract situation, confirming when his deal with New Japan Pro Wrestling ends and says IMPACT Wrestling is in with a chance of signing him to his next contract:
“The deal is up in February, and we’re still in negotiations. I’m looking to explore every single option and every single avenue. IMPACT Wrestling is in the running for my next home. I’m willing to test the waters. So this match against Mike Bailey is a real treat for me, and I’m excited to do it, especially with what could happen next year.”
One former AEW employee also looks set to be part of Bound For Glory as well as the controversial name makes a return to the wrestling world.