Jim Ross Wishes Top NJPW Star Worked For AEW

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Jim Ross talked about Will Ospreay on the latest episode of Grilling JR

This is where the AEW announcer made it known that he’s a big fan of the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion and wishes he was in All Elite Wrestling. 

“He’s now the greatest champion in the history of wrestling and nobody’s been better, are you shitting me?” Ross said. “Come on. He’s a very good hand. I called some of his matches back in the day, he’s very good and very unique, he creates his own style with a lot of British stuff.

“I think Will Ospreay is a great talent, but all of a sudden, because he did have a fantastic NJPW experience, is he the greatest ever? Is he even the greatest NJPW champion? It’s hard to say he’s better than [Hiroshi] Tanahashi, it’s hard to say he’s better than [Kazuchika] Okada or the list of all luminaries that held that title. I do think he’s very good, it might be a little early a week after his win to consider him the greatest ever.”


“I wish he wrestled in AEW, he’d do great here,” Ross said. “He’s not from here you know, I don’t know if that means a lot to him or not. I know he could probably make more money than he’s making where he is, that’s my guess.


“We know he’d have more creative freedom if he wrestled for Tony Khan than if he wrestled for Vince McMahon. I think that’s one of the attractive things about our company that’s ever growing, you get to have a bigger influence on your creative. I know guys here in AEW that outline their whole program, I think that’s cool as hell. It gives them some creative release and wrestlers are creative by nature.”

H/T to Wrestling Inc

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