Will Ospreay has wrestled on some of the biggest stages that professional wrestling has to offer, against many of the very best in the world, but he’s never stepped inside a WWE ring.
However, for the British star, that is far from being the end of the world. During an appearance on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Ospreay discussed his goals for the future and his current standing in the wrestling world.
The New Japan star admitted that while he’d obviously love to wrestle in front of 80,000 people at WrestleMania, he won’t lose any sleep if he never does. Ospreay added that he never wanted to hit the level of fame he has, noting that he’s turned down offers from WWE in the past.
“Not like in that sense of this but like, of course I would love to wrestle in front of 80,000 people who wouldn’t want to wrestle? But like, in the same sense of, I’m not going to lose sleep if I never do it. But you know what I mean? Like I never wanted to get to this level of fame with wrestling. I just enjoyed doing it on the weekends. And New Japan offers me a lot of money, and I was just like ‘Whoa, I can make money from this.’
Here’s the thing I told you this, but like WWE, TNA and New Japan were on the table at the same time. And like the selling point in New Japan was that I get to come home. WWE, I have to move there, TNA, most likely the same thing and it wasn’t guaranteed money. In New Japan, I get to come home. And I’m a real home guy. So like the fact that I’ve got to come home was like, incredible.”
Will Ospreay Still Struggling With Injury
Will Ospreay was pulled out of the New Japan Cup back in March due to a shoulder injury, but has since returned to the ring, appearing in 1PW, PROGRESS, and at NJPW Resurgence.
However, despite getting back in the ring, it has been reported that he’s still struggling significantly with his shoulder. One report stated that in his recent match against Tanahashi, Ospreay wasn’t selling, and was genuinely hurting.
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