On Wednesday after winning his second NJPW Best of the Super Juniors tournament, the “Aerial Assassin” Will Ospreay informed fans that he would be relocating full-time to live in Japan, in order to better focus all of his time and energy on being a top star in New Japan.
Backstage after his incredible Super Juniors Finals match with Shingo Takagi, the UK star shed more light on why he is leaving his homeland. Ospreay stated that “somebody needs to step up” in the wake of the promotion losing several top talents this year, including the majority of The Elite to AEW, and both Ricochet and Kushida to WWE.
“I just know in my heart that I’m not needed there anymore. I’m not needed in England. Here, I’m needed. We lost Kenny. We lost Cody. We’ve lost the Young Bucks. We lost Ricochet, and we lost Kushida. Somebody needs to step up, and I’m ready to do it. But, for me to do it I need to be here.” … “I love this place, and I love professional wrestling. I know I can do this. I can take it on my back, and I will take it all around the world.”