Tony Khan: Will Ospreay Will Be Able To Wrestle For NJPW 'Virtually Any Time' After Signing With AEW

Tony Khan discusses signing Will Ospreay.

NJPW star Will Ospreay was announced as AEW's new signing at AEW Full Gear on November 18. Ospreay stated that he would be finishing up with NJPW before he fully joined AEW in 2024. His contract had been set to expire in February, but AEW signed Ospreay ahead of time with NJPW's permission.

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Speaking to Steve Hermon of BBC West Midlands, Tony Khan was asked to describe how pleased he was that he was able to sign Ospreay.

"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," Tony Khan said.

During the interview, Khan also stated that he could not comment on CM Punk's return to WWE.

Ospreay has been advertised for NJPW Battle in the Valley 2024. More information is available here.

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