The wrestling community is abuzz with speculation and excitement as the contract of the current IWGP United Kingdom Champion, Will Ospreay, is on the brink of expiration in February 2024. With the clock ticking, the wrestling world waits with bated breath to see where this top-tier talent will land next, with WWE on the list of places he could land.
Will Ospreay’s prowess in the ring has made him a hot commodity in the wrestling circuit. As his contract with NJPW nears its end, it’s evident that he’s not going to be short of lucrative offers. Major promotions, including NJPW, WWE, AEW, and TNA, are all reportedly in the mix to secure his signature.
Previously, Ospreay had expressed reservations about relocating to the United States, which many believed could hinder his chances of joining the WWE.
However, in a recent turn of events, he has indicated a newfound openness to the idea of moving to America.
WWE: Grand Vision for Ospreay
Dave Meltzer recently shed light on WWE’s potential plans for Ospreay on Wrestling Observer Radio. According to Meltzer, there’s chatter within WWE about building the NXT Europe show around Ospreay, especially if he decides against moving to the US.
This move would be a strategic masterstroke by WWE, leveraging Ospreay’s immense popularity in Europe.
Meltzer elaborated on the idea, stating, “One idea that was thrown at me was the idea of NXT Europe built around Will Ospreay. How much money they’re gonna spend on that [I don’t know]? The revival of NXT Europe starts that thing of…obviously, what happened with the original NXT UK and its effect on the independent scene in England, it really hurt it badly.”
Ospreay’s Current Endeavours
While the wrestling world speculates about his next move, Ospreay has been showcasing his skills for IMPACT Wrestling during their UK tour. His performances continue to solidify his reputation as one of the best in the business.
- When is Will Ospreay’s contract with NJPW set to expire?
- February 2024.
- Which major promotions are reportedly interested in signing Ospreay?
- NJPW, WWE, AEW, and TNA.
- What has changed regarding Ospreay’s stance on moving to the US?
- While he was initially hesitant about relocating to the US, he has recently expressed a greater willingness to consider the move.
- What are WWE’s potential plans for Ospreay if he doesn’t move to the US?
- There’s talk of building the NXT Europe show around him.