Will Ospreay believes that the WWE Superstars are actually actors more than wrestlers. Vince McMahon defined the WWE Superstars as being paid actors, so according to their own definition, they’re basically professional wrestlers, but not actual wrestlers.
Tetsuya Naito, former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, has been offered opportunities in the past involving working alongside WWE, the Cruiserweight Classic, and NXT UK. None of these opportunities have worked out.
“I’ll be honest and say it right now, I have no aspirations of going to WWE at all and it’s not because of the product or anything along those lines. I mean, I am not a fan of it, I will happily say … I never wanted to be the big style pro wrestler,” he stated. “Japan allows me to do a tour and then come home and live my family life, if anybody has ever spent more than a couple of days with me, family to me is everything.”
Ospreay claims that Vince McMahon says, “I don’t own a wrestling company, I own an entertainment company” which is just one example of the business the WWE focuses on. Words such as “wrestler” are not often said in their programming.
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“You guys aren’t wrestlers, you’re actors and you just do wrestling and I don’t think that’s a dig. You guys make way more money than me like, good on you,” Ospreay said. “But I just feel like when I say proudly, ‘That’s a wrestler. I am a wrestler, I am not an actor,’ but I know you guys can wrestle, you’re just not really allowed to show it, I guess … But other than you want to make a lot of money and retire, that’s what WWE is kind of for these days.”