Will Ospreay wrapped up with NJPW at New Beginning in Osaka on February 11. There, he and United Empire lost to Bullet Club War Dogs in a Steel Cage match. The bout marked Ospreay’s final match with the company before he joined AEW.
After the match, Ospreay addressed the crowd and promised to return.
“I promise you all, I swear to this, I promise I will come back one day,” Will Ospreay said. “Please, do not forget me because I will never forget any of you guys. I love you guys so f*cking much. I’m ready to show the world what New Japan Pro-Wrestling has produced. I am the man I am today because of all of you. I promise I will come back.”
Will Ospreay Confirms He Will Be Able To Wrestle For NJPW Once He Joins AEW
In his backstage comments, Will Ospreay further discussed his final match with the company. He reflected on his time with NJPW and discussed his growth throughout the journey. He then made it clear that he would be allowed to wrestle for NJPW once he joined AEW, but he was not sure when that would be.
“I signed my deal with AEW, and I’m allowed to come back and do New Japan matches. But I don’t know when that’s gonna be. I need to find a balance first because I have no idea what I’m doing right now. I’m scared for this next jump. I’ve had anxiety traveling to America. It’s not that I don’t enjoy it. I just get scared, and I’ve always done this on my own.
“I promise you, I’m f*cking everything that I am as a man. I will be back, I promise you all, I will be back. I love you guys. I love who I am, I love who I’ve become because of Japan.”
Will Ospreay: I’m Proud To Be A Product Of NJPW
Will Ospreay then made it clear that he was proud to be a product of NJPW, and it would stay with him for the rest of his life.
“I am honored, and I am proud to say that I am a product of New Japan Pro-Wrestling. It will stay with me til the day that I die,” he said. “This feeling, this adrenaline, learning how to fight with you guys, to be next to all of you guys, I love you. It’s incredible.”
As of this writing, there is no word on when Ospreay will fully join AEW. WrestleZone will provide more information as it becomes available.
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