New Japan Champion Turned Down WWE Because Of The Schedule

When it comes to WWE attracting and reeling in wrestlers from around the world regardless of what their names are, it feels like it is a question of when they arrive in WWE rather than if. Performers such as Shinsuke Nakamura and AJ Styles who WWE seemingly ignored in the past are now two of the biggest stars on Vince McMahon's payroll.

There are still some huge names out there that the powers that be at WWE don't seem to be able to pin down though. The biggest of those names is of course Kenny Omega. They had The Cleaner under contract once before but that was long before he became the man that he is today. Another name that seems to keep slipping through their fingers is Will Ospreay.

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There have been a couple of occasions where it would have made sense for Ospreay to be on WWE television. First of all during the Cruiserweight Classic and secondly as a part of the United Kingdom Championship tournament in 2017. While it's unclear whether WWE even contacted the young British star for either of those opportunities in particular, Ospreay did reveal on a recent episode of Talk Is Jericho that they have called him with the intent to bring him in.

Ospreay explained to Jericho that the offer has been extended to him but he currently enjoys the schedule he has at New Japan a lot more than the one he would potentially be working with as a WWE Superstar. He also spoke of his desire to move to Australia and help build the pro wrestling scene over there, plus from there it would only be an eight hour flight to Japan.



All in all it seems like it's not good news for fans who want to see Will Ospreay competing in WWE. As we stated at the beginning of this article though even with names like Ospreay and Omega it feels like a matter of when rather than if. Yes both men may be more than happy with their lot in New Japan right now but surely both men at least occasionally think about the potential dream matches that are waiting for them in WWE.

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