AEW‘s opening of the forbidden door has seen several stars from New Japan Pro Wrestling show up in the company. Most recently, Tomohiro Ishii formed an unlikely duo with Orange Cassidy, who recently joined the NJPW CHAOS faction. One NJPW star says he hasn’t had the opportunity to enter just yet.

Will Ospreay held an online meet and greet with fans recently. He talked about the fact that he considers NJPW his #1 priority. He was critical of the age of the wrestlers that were crossing over into AEW, and isn’t sure he’ll be there any time soon. He’s open to it, though.

“I’m always open to it because it does interest me, but until it’s actually an option and it’s in front of me, I have no interest in doing anything else outside of what New Japan wants for me. I am a New Japan guy. Even though I’m a shithead half the time and an asshole to deal with,

I do genuinely care about the company and where it goes. I think the company would be so much better with me and all my friends at the forefront of New Japan’s future.


Sorry in advance, but things have to change, and I’m going to do it my way. In terms of that forbidden door, sure, if it’s open, but I think it’s only open for 50-year-old blokes at this rate. By the time I’m 40, I’ll be able to make my debut.” 

In addition to addressing speculation about an AEW appearance, Ospreay talked about which wrestlers from the promotion he’d like to wrestle. He said that he’d want to take on Kenny Omega. It’s not the first time Ospreay has called The Cleaner out, either.

Do you want to see Will Ospreay in AEW? Let us know in the comments!

Thanks to Fightful for the transcription!

Michael Perry

Michael Perry is a news contributor for Ringside News and Thirsty for News. Michael has an M.A. in Communication Technology from Point Park University in his hometown of Pittsburgh, PA.

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