Tony Khan surprised fans after AEW All In London by announcing another new AEW pay-per-view event this year. WrestleDream is coming on October 1st, and fans are in for a big show. Tony Khan also hopes to have NJPW talent on the card, but a few massive names aren’t likely.
Will Ospreay made a lot of noise when he announced that his NJPW contract is up in a matter of months. This was followed by a huge match, and win, over Chris Jericho at All In London.
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer noted that some big names are not likely to be at that WrestleDream event. Tanahashi, Okada, and Naito are all booked for a show at Korakuen Hall on that same day. Will Ospreay is not booked for that show, so he might be able to make AEW WrestleDream.
“Yeah. It’s a tribute to Antonio Inoki…..You’re going to think there’s going to be a bunch of New Japan guys, but New Japan has a show at Korakuen Hall that same day. Tanahashi, Okada, and Naito are all in the show, so none of them can be on this show. The only people who are not, you know, as far as the big names who I guess would be a possibility would be Hiroki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi, who, you know, they’re good, and actually they’re a really good tag team, but they don’t they wouldn’t mean anything.”
“Then Will Ospreay is not on that show. Jeff Cobb is on the show. They could bring in Will Ospreay. It’s interesting that they did a pay-per-view. You know, two things are interesting. They’re doing a pay-per-view honoring the founder of New Japan Pro Wrestling, and none of the top New Japan guys are going to be able to be on the show. And far more important, this pay-per-view is on a Sunday. We were wondering, and I still don’t know what they’re doing on that November 18th deal [Full Gear]. What do they do about that? November 18th is a Saturday, I believe. And you know, they have Collision. So I don’t know how they’re going to handle it. This one, they’re going to do a Collision in Seattle on Saturday, and then the pay-per-view is on a Sunday.”
We will have to see how AEW books their WrestleDream event. If anything, this should give fans something to look forward to in October, and the company might have a lot of surprises along the way.
Keep checking back with Ringside News as we continue covering AEW, and everything else in the pro wrestling world. Tony Khan certainly has a lot of things planned, and Will Ospreay might be a big part of it.
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