Will Ospreay is looking back on 2023 fondly while pondering his future with All Elite Wrestling.
As the year 2023 comes to a close, many people look back on the year that was talking about what happened in pro wrestling. For Will Ospreay, it was arguably the greatest year of his career.
In 2023, Will Ospreay beat the likes of Kazuchika Okada, Kenny Omega and Chris Jericho in critically acclaimed matches at some of the biggest shows of the year.
The match with Jericho was especially huge for Ospreay since it was at All In London at Wembley Stadium. Ospreay is from England, so being in his home country in front of 80,000 fans meant a lot to him.
On Instagram, Will Ospreay looked back on 2023 while noting he’s wrestled 69 matches in eight countries with one more match to go in the year.
“This year I’ve been to 10 countries, wrestled in 8 of them. 48 Flights. 69 matches with 1 left for the year (16.12). 4 tournaments. 5 losses. 9 promotions. Lowest attendance 180. Highest attendance 81,035.
I have worked tirelessly at the highest level I physically could to deliver on being “The Last World Beater”.
But what I’m proud of most are; I was there for my Mrs when she was recovering from knee surgery, I took my step son on an aeroplane for the first time. We have had 2 family holidays together. We finished our kitchen. I’ve attended 2 weddings. I was there for my son’s first day in school. I’ve never missed his or her birthdays.
My fear with my job are missing out on important things with family and I’m so happy that I’ve got to have so many moments where I can appreciate the people that love & support me just by showing up.
I have always found ways of making time with my family & friends. I’ve have grown leaps and bounds to the man I once was before but whether it sheer dumb luck or not comprising on things that were important to me.
I’m filled with so much gratitude for everyone that was ever supported me, any company allowing me to be part of their team, for the opportunities presented & in the time I spend away from my family is going towards them to have a roof over our heads and food in our fridge.
You’ve all been part of a process of me finally becoming a man. So thank you so much from the bottom of my heart for everything.
Will Ospreay Has Signed With All Elite Wrestling
At the AEW Full Gear pay-per-view on November 18th, Will Ospreay officially signed a contract with All Elite Wrestling. In doing so, Ospreay has joined the company where has had several matches over the last few years, but now he’s going to be All Elite moving forward.
Ospreay still has more dates on his New Japan schedule, so his AEW start will be in February most likely. Ospreay is still loyal to New Japan after working there for eight years. The good thing for him and NJPW is that they have a working relationship with AEW, which means Ospreay will likely have more AEW matches in his future as well.