Will Ospreay On Why He Turned Down WWE

Will Ospreay says New Japan Pro Wrestling is his home. 

On a recent episode of Talk is Jericho, Will Ospreay and his girlfriend and fellow wrestler Bea Priestley discussed their careers and how each of them got into wrestling. During the interview, Ospreay explained why he does not want to go to WWE and prefers to stay in New Japan Pro Wrestling. 

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"As a kid you would always want your Wrestlemania...It's always been in the back of my mind. But as I come here (NJPW) and grown up more, I don't do very well traveling as it is. Those guys (in WWE) are wrestling on Christmas day and New Years. That would have killed me. Christmas for me is family. I love being with my family," said Ospreay. 

According to Ospreay, he recently received a phone call from WWE about a contract but he was happy with his current situation. He said when he signed with New Japan Pro Wrestling two years ago "everything changed."

In the rest of the interview, Ospreay said he has improved since wrestling in Japan, discussed his infamous match with Ricochet, wrestling Vader, and growing up a wrestling fan in the United Kingdom. 

Talk is Jericho is available on Stitcher, iTunes, and other podcast platforms. 

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