There’s a Perception Within WWE That Triple H Underestimated Will Ospreay’s Promotional Skills

There's a Perception Within WWE That Triple H Underestimated Will Ospreay's Promotional Skills

After making his debut in AEW, there’s a prevailing sentiment, including among individuals within WWE, that Triple H may have overlooked the potential of signing Will Ospreay.

Background: Ospreay attracted interest from various wrestling promotions, including WWE, AEW, and TNA, all vying for his talents. Ultimately, he chose to join AEW, with the official announcement made at Full Gear in November, marking the beginning of his full-time commitment with the promotion starting from AEW Revolution.

Debut Impact: In his debut match, Ospreay emerged victorious against Kyle Fletcher, setting the stage for a showdown with Bryan Danielson at Dynasty scheduled for the following month.

Perceptions: Reflecting on Ospreay’s swift rise within AEW, Dave Meltzer discussed on Wrestling Observer Radio the reactions from WWE insiders during the decision-making process. There was a consensus that while WWE offered considerably less money, Ospreay’s potential was not fully recognized by Triple H. Meltzer elaborated on the sentiments, indicating that Triple H may have viewed Ospreay solely as a talented in-ring performer rather than acknowledging his potential as a well-rounded package. Notably, Ospreay has faced criticism in the past for his liberal use of profanity in his promos.