Will Ospreay is one of the top stars in New Japan Pro Wrestling. The Aerial Assassin continues to impress fans with his incredible in-ring skills. It appears that he wants to stay with NJPW for the foreseeable future as well.

Sean Sapp provided an update on Will Ospreay’s current deal with NJPW. According to the report, the IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion still has some time left on his contract.

Will Ospreay’s deal hasn’t changed since he revealed he was in the middle of a five-year contract.

Fightful spoke with Will Ospreay ahead of Wrestle Kingdom on New Japan World, and asked about the nature of contracts and possibilities. Previously, Ospreay had stated publicly that he’d signed a five year contract in early 2019. He confirmed that his deal is up in a little over a year, in early 2024. He also spoke openly about his feelings.

Ospreay said that he’s paid very well by New Japan Pro Wrestling, and his heart is still with the company as of now. He said that the 2016 offer from EVOLVE could have opened a lot of doors, but working with NJPW has been the right decision for him. He’d said in 2019 that he’d not sign with AEW unless they had a partnership with NJPW, which has happened since then. He noted that money talks, but that he has a lot of anxiety about living and staying in the United States and has been more comfortable living in the UK where he always has. He did note that when he did his AEW appearances, everyone made him feel at home and he enjoyed it.

Will Ospreay will defend his title against Kenny Omega at Wrestle Kingdom 17 inside the Tokyo Dome on January 4, 2023. This will be the first singles meeting between the two. Stay tuned to Ringside News for more.

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Manik Aftab

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