Will Ospreay’s contract expiry was a major topic of discussion, as fans wondered whether he would make his way to WWE next year. That didn’t happen as AEW ended up signing him at Full Gear. Now, Ospreay has a special freedom in his contract.

AEW promised surprise signing at Full Gear, who turned out to be none other than Will Ospreay. Naturally, this was big moment for fans and the British star as well. There was lot going on behind the scenes about this contract.

While speaking with BBC West Midlands, AEW President Tony Khan talked about the Aerial Assassin signing with AEW. Khan revealed that Ospreay will have the option to return to Japan and wrestle for NJPW anytime he wants under his AEW contract.

I was very pleased with that. One of the great things we’ve been able to do with AEW is build a great relationship with New Japan Pro-Wrestling. I think Will Ospreay’s been one of the great New Japan Pro-Wrestling stars of this era. With Will Ospreay coming up in free agency, he made it clear that he wanted to get out and have new experiences. But he’s had a great time in New Japan, and he has a great relationship with them.


So that’s why I thought it would be good to go to New Japan and preemptively try to sign Will with their blessing, trying to keep him in our family so that everything they’ve built together, all those great moments, will still live on, that the traditions Will Ospreay has built, he can bring to AEW, and he’s able to go back to New Japan virtually anytime. We can always work that out any time he want to go back. I know that is something he will want to do. He’s going to finish out there the right way and then come to AEW full-time, and we’re so excited he’ll be with us at Wembley Stadium on August 25, 2024, for AEW All In.”

Will Ospreay also explained why he signed with AEW in the end. We will have to wait and see how Will Ospreay will be booked, once he becomes a full-time AEW star next year.

What do you think of Will Ospreay signing with AEW? Do you feel he has a bright future in the company? Let us know in the comments section below!

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