Pro wrestling is has a habit of finding fans from all over the world. There are hundreds of wrestling companies in the world, even though a handful dominate the landscape of it. Along with the multitude of wrestling organizations are thousands of wrestlers. Each one of them has his own distinct style that separates him or her from the rest of the group across the planet. Those wrestling styles match with fans of that unique set of skills and the rest is history.
As far as wrestling styles go, a big man can use a bigger style that is more aggressive. Braun Strowman is the current example of that. He doesn’t do anything that’s flashy or star-studded. Strowman is a strong man that can throw people around and do big spots with smaller wrestlers. As for guys like Neville, Kalisto or Sin Cara, their style is predicated on high-flying moves that are high-risk, but also high-reward.
Never before has the high-flying style been more prevalent in the professional wrestling landscape. Even the WWE is getting a Cruiserweight Division for Monday Night Raw. That’s all thanks to WWE NXT’s ability to open the floodgates to different wrestling than what the WWE was used to. Usually, it was all about the big guys, and only the strong survive. Hulk Hogan, John Cena, and Batista are great examples of that.
In the last year, one high-flying match had everyone talking. Ricochet and Will Ospreay lit the world on fire with their match that brought with it big criticism and praise. Analysts of pro wrestling even trashed the bout. To some, it was the best match they’ve seen. Since that match, Ospreay has been rumored to appear all around the world, even the WWE. In a recent interview with The Tag Rope, Will Ospreay talked about offers he’s had and potentially going to the WWE.
The one thing I’ve always wanted to do is that I don’t want to leave. A lot of people have asked when I’m going to WWE, and I am interested, but I’m not interested right now. I’m so happy in England, it’s been an incredible journey and I want to keep it going, I want to help out, I want to do more things. On that note, the EVOLVE deal is unsigned right now but the contract is up on my wall.
“I feel like maybe I need some time out. Just to let my body heal a little bit, so I have not signed anything.”
Ospreay is considered as one of the best wrestlers in the world, no matter what he style he performs with. While the WWE may not have officially issued Ospreay a contract offer, he did get one from one of the WWE’s best managers, Paul Heyman. He appeared overseas and offered the young wrestler a contract for the Evolve promotion, which is indirectly working with the WWE.
Evolve’s partnership began with Triple H and Gabe Sapolsky when he was scouting talent at the Indy promotion. It didn’t start out as a huge partnership, but it has now evolved to the WWE on social media teasing at one of their own going to Evolve. Heath Slater, who didn’t end up on a brand after the WWE Draft, was shown backstage in an ominous photo contemplating where he would go.
The WWE is attempting to bolster their ever-changing lineup and Will Ospreay could be one of them. He’s a great talent and, unlike Slater, would end up on a brand upon his debut. Like his quote said however, he has offers, but he won’t be taking any until he heals up.
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