Finn Balor thinks New Japan Pro Wrestling might polish Will Ospreay for WWE.
In march, Ospreay began his career in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Finn Balor, who is also from the United Kingdom, spent time in Japan before going to the WWE. In an interview with ESPN, the former WWE Universal Champion Balor discussed how he viewed Ospreay's move to Japan from his perspective.
"Will Ospreay has obviously done incredible things. He's out in New Japan now and that's gonna really make him brush up on his fundamentals. The fundamentals are literally the foundation for everything we do. Without those, there are just holes in your work that you can see from the back of the building. I often find out once people have trained, you can never really re-train. When you get trained, you learn to lock up, you learn a wrist lock and okay, onto the next thing, onto the next thing. You never really go back to the fundamentals," said Balor.
Recently WWE announced a tournament to crown the WWE United Kingdom Champion. Ospreay will not be in the tournament but Triple H did acknowledge his talents. Balor was supportive of Ospreay and believes his time in Japan will be instrumental in advancing his career, possibly to WWE.
"I found going to Japan, working in the dojos, brushing up on the fundamentals, that's where I really mastered what I was doing. Hopefully the same is gonna happen for Will. This is gonna take Will from an incredible performer to the finished product, being able to perform in New Japan. So hopefully in a few years, he will be involved here," said Balor
Since his injury at Summerslam, Balor has been out of action. He has said his return day is targeted for Wrestlemania 33.
Balo also discussed the WWE United Kingdom tournament and it's impact on independent wrestling in his interview with ESPN.