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WWE News: Paul Heyman heaps praise on Will Ospreay 

Gaurav Kadam
SENIOR ANALYST
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6.07K   //    11 Oct 2017, 23:43 IST

Will Ospreay
Will Ospreay is the first British IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion

What's the story?

Paul Heyman heaped praise on Will Ospreay on Twitter after the latter became the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion at NJPW's King of Pro-Wrestling event.

Paul Heyman congratulated the British wrestler for his win and also stressed that it was time for Will Ospreay to be considered amongst the world's best in-ring performers.

In case you didn't know...

Will Ospreay is currently contracted to New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) and Ring of Honor (ROH) and also performs for various independent wrestling promotions such as IPW, FPW and Evolve.

The heart of the matter

Paul Heyman congratulated Will Ospreay on Twitter for winning the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship at the King of Pro-Wrestling NJPW event on 9th October.

At the event, Will Ospreay defeated Kushida to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship for the first time. With the win, Ospreay became the first British IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion.

Heyman posted an old video on his Twitter where he offered Will Ospreay a contract to wrestle for American wrestling promotion Evolve. The video was from his tour with "Inside the Ropes" in the UK.

In the video from July 2016, Heyman touted Will Ospreay as a "Revolution and Evolution for the Wrestling Industry". Heyman handed Ospreay his personal business card and offered to help him get in touch with an immigration attorney for handling his visa formalities. Heyman then proceeded to hand him a contract offer from Evolve amidst loud cheers from the assembled audience. Heyman also clarified that the contract would not affect his NJPW deal

Will Ospreay was thankful for the tweet from Paul Heyman and expressed his gratitude in the reply.

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What's next?

Will Ospreay will next feature in the Ring of Honor-NJPW event Global Wars that will see wrestlers from both the promotions in action in the United States. Will Ospreay will compete in two singles matches and two 6-man tag team matches as a part of his faction CHAOS from New Japan Pro Wrestling.

Author's take

Will Ospreay is currently one of the finest in-ring performers in the world and NJPW's faith in him putting the Jr. Heavyweight title on him is a testament to his talent and promise. Paul Heyman's token of appreciation and Ospreay's reply is indicative of the gravitas that the "Mad Scientist of Professional Wrestling" still possesses.

Will Ospreay is young (24 years) and it is great that he has managed to achieve so much at such a young age. Could he make his way to the big leagues in the coming years?


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