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New AEW star TURNED DOWN WWE offer

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In a significant move within the professional wrestling world, Will Ospreay has recently made headlines by turning down an offer from WWE to sign with All Elite Wrestling (AEW).

This decision marks a pivotal moment in Ospreay’s career and highlights the competitive nature of wrestling promotions vying for top talent.

Ospreay’s Decision: WWE or All Elite?

Ospreay, scheduled for his final match in New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW) on February 11th, will transition to All Elite Wrestling thereafter. His choice came despite receiving an attractive offer from WWE.

In an interview with Lan Pitts of Gamespot, Ospreay expressed his trust in Tony Khan, AEW’s president, as a significant factor in his decision.

He emphasised the importance of knowing his role in the ring and the ease of working under Khan’s leadership:

The Future in AEW

Ospreay’s move to AEW opens up numerous possibilities for him in the ring. He is keen to challenge himself in a new environment, different from the sports-based focus of NJPW.

His first match against Chris Jericho, a renowned wrestling star, set the tone for his aspirations in AEW. Ospreay is eager to pursue championships and world titles, venturing into uncharted waters and testing his abilities in a different wrestling style:

“There’s something for me to climb, there’s something for me to build upon. That first match with Chris Jericho, who is one of the biggest wrestling stars in the world, was probably the biggest star in the company at that time. I want to progress from that.

“I want to see what other bucket [list items] I can tick. I want to go for championships. I want to go for world titles. I want to see what I can actually do because I’ve never been put in these situations. New Japan is a sports-based wrestling product, it isn’t really known for its on-screen personalities. So this is all new for me and I just want to test myself. I want to try my very best to swim in waters I’m not very sure of, so for me, this is all a challenge.”

FAQ

  • Why did Will Ospreay choose AEW over WWE?
    • Ospreay chose AEW due to his trust in Tony Khan and the desire for a new challenge in his wrestling career.
  • When is Ospreay’s final match in NJPW?
    • His final NJPW match is scheduled for February 11th.
  • What are Ospreay’s goals in AEW?
    • He aims to challenge himself in new ways, pursue championships, and potentially compete for the AEW World Championship.
  • How does Ospreay’s move impact AEW?
    • His addition brings star power and talent to AEW, potentially influencing the promotion’s top-tier competitions.
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