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Will Ospreay Says He Has “No Aspirations” To Join WWE

Will Ospreay

Will Ospreay has revealed that he has no desire to leave New Japan Pro Wrestling and sign with WWE.

After making his in-ring debut back in 2012, Will Ospreay set about establishing himself as one of the premiere wrestlers on the planet. It was this desire, coupled with his in-ring ability which saw him become part of New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2016.

During his time with the promotion, the star has won the prestigious Best of the Super Juniors tournament twice as well as the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship three times and the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship once.

Following his achievements in Japan, many fans have wondered whether Ospreay might ever head to WWE in a bid to conquer a major North American promotion.

However, speaking in a new interview with WRESTHINGS, the British star revealed that he has no desire to leave the Japanese promotion, let alone sign with WWE.

I have no aspirations of going to WWE, at all. It’s not because of the product or anything, I’m not a fan of it, I will happily say, but my lifestyle, I never wanted to be the big star pro wrestler. Japan allows me to do a tour and 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.

I love my mom, I love my dad, no shame in saying it. Love my nan and granddad and will bend over backward and fold myself in half for those guys. If you are part of that friend circle that I consider family, I’ll do the exact same thing. It’s important for me to have those breaks away from wrestling to be able to live that life because one day I wish to be like my dad or granddad or even my mom because they are the people that made me. I want to do that one day.

New Japan, for me, is the enhancement and the focus is professional wrestling. I’m not doing storylines where I have this guy slept with my girlfriend or whatever or we have a wedding angle or kidnapped by ninjas. I know, from the outside, I’m a guy that does a lot of flips and whatever, but I’m a wrestler and I like professional wrestling.

I don’t mind the odd love triangle angle, but there is nothing better than when the bell rings and there are two guys wrestling and telling wonderful effing stories. The moment the bell rings, you have one of two feelings; that was amazing, can’t wait for the next match. Throughout my time in New Japan, I love the company, inside and outside, that place has done incredible things for me emotionally, mentally, and physically.

It’s broken down my body because the matches are extremely difficult, but the boys have looked after me. For that, I have nothing but love for that company,”

During the conversation, Will Ospreay opened up about his relationship with Kenny Omega, explaining why he’s on bad terms with the former AEW World Champion.

H/t to Fightful for the transcription.