Will Ospreay Won’t Join WWE Full-Time

Will Ospreay

It doesn’t look like Will Ospreay will make WWE his full-time home any time soon.

The future of Will Ospreay has been a hot topic in recent months with his time in New Japan Pro Wrestling believed to be running out. The current IWGP United Kingdom Champion will put his title on the line in London against Zack Sabre Jr. at Royal Quest III but his long-term future looks to lie elsewhere.

Speaking on the McGuire on Wrestling podcast, Dave Meltzer has noted that Ospreay is likely to head to either AEW or WWE but due to his apparent desire to stay in England, WWE might not be an option for him – unless they can get NXT Europe off the ground:

“He wants to live in England, so the deal is that for him to go to WWE, it would not be full-time. He still could fly in and stuff, but the best thing would be for WWE to get that Europe thing going and make him the star of the whole thing.

“AEW’s going to offer him a good deal. I think it’s AEW or WWE. I just don’t see New Japan being able to afford him at this point. I’m relatively certain he hasn’t made up his mind.”

Will Ospreay has been showcased in AEW

Will Ospreay is no stranger to AEW fans having competed on both Forbidden Door shows in 2022 and 2023. On the first of those shows, Ospreay successfully defended what was then known as the IWGP US Championship against Orange Cassidy and one year later he won that title from Kenny Omega.

Ospreay was also in action at All In where he defeated Chris Jericho in Wembley Stadium and at WrestleDream his success continued as he was part of The Don Callis Family team which defeated Jericho, Kota Ibushi, and Kenny Omega.