Will Ospreay is undeniably pro wrestling’s next hottest free agent. Numerous companies are closely monitoring his situation, eager for the opportunity to add one of the world’s top wrestlers to their roster. While many experts see it as a two-horse race between AEW and WWE in their pursuit of Ospreay’s signature, the possibility of him staying with NJPW cannot be discounted.
For Ospreay, the move to North America seems like a natural progression after years of being a key figure in NJPW. He has already achieved nearly every accolade within Japan’s premier promotion.
During his tenure in NJPW, Ospreay took on the role of the top foreign wrestler in the promotion, a path previously followed by Kenny Omega and later Jay White. Because of that, many believe AEW is the logical next step for Ospreay. This choice aligns for various reasons… AEW allows Ospreay to maintain his wrestling style, work with NJPW, and even perform in England if he desires. He could do it all while enjoying a lighter schedule and a substantial payday.
AEW appears to be the perfect fit for the next stage of Ospreay’s career.
Despite the perfect fit in AEW, WWE remains a viable option for Ospreay. WWE has faced significant losses to AEW in the realm of major free agents… So securing Ospreay’s signature could be a crucial victory for Paul Levesque and the WWE. Nevertheless, other factors come into play, such as the potential impact of the TKO merger on WWE’s bargaining power. It could very well influence offers for free agents. These developments will only become clear during the negotiation phase.
Ospreay is ultimately the master of his future. Recently, he enlisted the services of Barry Bloom who is known for representing wrestling luminaries like Omega and The Young Bucks. Only time will tell where he ends up, but Will Ospreay’s free agency will undoubtedly be a compelling story to follow in the next few months.
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