In a shocking turn of events, AEW has not only secured the coveted signature of British wrestling sensation Will Ospreay but has also granted him a unique freedom in his contract that has sent shockwaves throughout the wrestling world.
The Surprise Unveiling at Full Gear: A Game-Changing Moment
Fans were left on the edge of their seats during the Full Gear event as AEW teased a surprise signing. The buzz reached a fever pitch when the mystery wrestler was revealed to be none other than the Aerial Assassin, Will Ospreay.
This unexpected move not only thrilled fans worldwide but also marked a paradigm shift in the wrestling landscape.
Behind the Scenes: The Intricacies of Ospreay’s AEW Contract
In an exclusive interview with BBC West Midlands, AEW President Tony Khan shed light on the intricacies of Will Ospreay’s contract. The groundbreaking revelation is that Ospreay has the unprecedented option to return to Japan and wrestle for NJPW anytime he desires, all while being under the AEW banner.
Khan expressed his satisfaction with this arrangement, stating, “One of the great things we’ve been able to do with AEW is build a great relationship with New Japan Pro-Wrestling. I think Will Ospreay’s been one of the great New Japan Pro-Wrestling stars of this era.”
Preserving Tradition: AEW’s Strategy to Retain Ospreay
Khan further revealed the strategic move behind securing Ospreay’s allegiance to AEW. Recognizing Ospreay’s desire for new experiences, Khan preemptively approached NJPW to sign Will with their blessing.
This move aims to ensure that Ospreay can continue his legacy and the traditions he built in NJPW, bringing that rich history to the AEW family.
“We can always work that out anytime he wants to go back. I know that is something he will want to do. He’s going to finish out there the right way and then come to AEW full-time,” Khan stated, hinting at a seamless transition for Ospreay between the two wrestling powerhouses.
Ospreay’s Perspective: AEW, New Experiences, and Wembley Stadium Excitement
In an emotional statement, Will Ospreay shared his reasons for choosing AEW over other options. The British star expressed his eagerness to embark on new experiences while maintaining a profound respect for his time in NJPW.
Wrestling enthusiasts now await with bated breath to witness how Ospreay’s unique contract will shape his future in AEW.
Looking Ahead: Ospreay’s Full-Time AEW Journey Begins
As the dust settles from this groundbreaking announcement, the wrestling world eagerly anticipates how AEW will book Will Ospreay when he officially becomes a full-time star next year.
With the freedom to return to NJPW at his discretion, Ospreay’s journey promises to be one of the most intriguing storylines in professional wrestling, culminating in his appearance at Wembley Stadium on August 25, 2024, for AEW All In.
In an industry known for its twists and turns, AEW’s decision to grant Will Ospreay special freedom adds a new layer of excitement and unpredictability, leaving fans craving more as they eagerly await the next chapter in this gripping saga.