Will Ospreay reveals WWE offered $1 million to buy RevPro


Hamish Woodward

New AEW wrestler Will Ospreay has shocked the wrestling world by revealing that WWE tried to buy Revolution Pro Wrestling.

The English high-flyer is one of the best wrestlers in the world today, and has broken the record for the most five-star matches in wrestling history, according to Dave Meltzer.

He has split his time between the UK, Japan and the United States in recent years, and even represented Rev Pro as their champion at Wrestle Kingdom in New Japan Pro Wrestling.

His 919-day reign as the Undisputed British Heavyweight Champion is one that doesn’t look likely ever to be beaten, but Ospreay will say goodbye to the UK when he moves to All Elite Wrestling later this year.

Luckily when he leaves, the Aerial Assassin will be leaving behind a healthy company, despite offers from the US to buy the promotion in year’s gone by.

Will Ospreay says WWE wanted to buy RevPro

Ospreay revealed that the WWE tried to buy RevPro in the past, with owner Andy Quildan turning down a $1 million offer to buy the top British promotion.

The English wrestler defended his IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship against Yota Tsuji in the main event of New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Destruction in Kobe.

After this big victory, he spoke about WWE trying to buy the company and Quildan turning them down to remain independent.

As reported by Fightful Select, Ospreay said:

“A small independent UK company that had a million dollars from WWE offered to them and he turned it down, because he believed in Revolution Pro Wrestling.

“I believe in Revolution Pro Wrestling, but more importantly, I believe in this flag [UK flag] and our pro wrestlers. I’m looking forward to bringing New Japan back to Royal Quest.”

RevPro is arguably the top promotion in the UK today, competing with Progress wrestling for the title. ICW was the top company in the past, but they have fallen significantly following the loss of Drew McIntyre and Grado in recent years.

Quildan formed RevPro in 2012, following the style of wrestling made popular by New Japan Pro Wrestling.

A partnership with the Japanese promotion helped grow the company’s popularity, as did the use of stars like Hiroshi Tanahashi and Minoru Suzuki in the company.

Will Ospreay has been a star in both companies, but is leaving RevPro and NJPW for AEW in just two months time.


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