The upcoming free agency of Will Ospreay has led to speculation of where he goes next, including what he might do if he went to WWE.
There were some recent comments from NJPW standout wrestler Will Ospreay in an interview with Metro where he talked about his future. Ospreay’s contract with New Japan expires in February 2024, which means he is at a point now where he must seriously what’s next. That includes a move to the United States, which is obviously a big thing for the talented British athlete.
”I mean, we have spoke about it more. I’m now open to the idea of stretching myself out that little bit more. 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.”
Some of the options obviously include re-signing with NJPW or perhaps signing with AEW, which is a company he’s wrestled for many times. Ospreay could also choose to sign with IMPACT Wrestling, which is about to become TNA again in January.
There is also the biggest wrestling company in the world: WWE. They are likely going to have a lot of interest in a talent like Ospreay, who at 30 years old is considered by some people to be among the best wrestlers in the world.
WWE could make Will Ospreay the biggest star on the NXT Europe brand
While speaking about the future of Will Ospreay, Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio spoke about how WWE could decide to make Ospreay the biggest star on the upcoming NXT Europe brand due to his popularity in Europe.
“One idea that was thrown at me was the idea of NXT Europe built around Will Ospreay. The revival of NXT Europe starts that thing of what happened with the original NXT UK and its effect on the independent scene in England – really hurt it badly.”
“But, at the same time, they didn’t run regular shows or anything like that they just did TV tapings. So you just don’t know. They’ve got the go-ahead from Endeavor to do it, but you just don’t know exactly what that entails.”
The free agency status of Will Ospreay will continue to be one of the biggest stories in pro wrestling as 2023 comes to a close and we head into 2024 wondering what’s next for the talented Englishman.