WWE: More on WWE’s Interest in Will Ospreay, More on Talks with Sareee Prior to Sukeban Signing, Monday’s RAW News

More on WWE’s Interest in Will Ospreay

As noted before, Will Ospreay’s contract with New Japan Pro Wrestling is currently set to expire in February of 2024. Among those who have shown interest towards Ospreay once he becomes a free agent is WWE.

Fightful Select reported that their sources stated that while many within AEW have considered it a forgone conclusion that Ospreay will sign with their company, Ospreay himself recently opened up his mind about his future.

Those spoken to within WWE reportedly claimed that the company has held recent talks and contact with Ospreay although this was something that those close to Ospreay have not confirmed as being such. It was reported that the nature of WWE’s offer to Ospreay is currently not known but speculated that it could be for their upcoming new NXT Europe brand.

In regards to New Japan Pro Wrestling, those spoken to within NJPW reportedly stated that while they would love to keep Ospreay, they currently do not expect that it would be on the same type of deal he is currently on where he is working full-time with the company.

More on WWE’s Talks with Sareee for Potential Return Prior to Sukeban Deal

As noted before, United States-based Joshi promotion announced on Monday that they had signed Sareee, former Sarray in WWE, to a multi-year contract with the company. Prior to her signing, Sareee had been in talks with several promotions for a return to the United States.

Fightful Select reported that their sources stated that WWE’s recent talks with Sareee did not go that far nor was there an actual offer given to her by the company. Those spoken to reportedly stated that they did not think that Sareee would want to relocate to the United States again for WWE.

One source spoken to reportedly described WWE’s talks and the situation as being “there’s no ill will on our side. We didn’t think she’d end up back here, there were no creative plans set for her, and she wasn’t contacted. Her name was mentioned, and she was liked within the company, so there were some preliminary things discussed about trying to bring her back. This deal probably works out better for her.”

Monday’s WWE RAW News & Notes

Monday’s WWE RAW show in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania featured Tegan Nox making her return from injury and competed in a Women’s Battle Royal match to determine the next official contender for the WWE Women’s World Championship. This was Nox’s first appearance since the October 17th NXT show due to her suffering an undisclosed injury.

Monday’s RAW show in Wilkes-Barre also featured the announcement of Alpha Academy making a special appearance for tonight’s NXT show. In a backstage segment on the show, Chad Gable told Akira Tozawa that Alpha Academy will be in his corner for his NXT Heritage Cup match against Noam Dar at Tuesday’s NXT show.

Monday’s RAW show also featured former WWE talent Gene Snitsky making a surprise appearance. In a backstage segment on the show, Chelsea Green was seen complaining about her loss in the Women’s Battle Royal match and wanting to know who was the blame for her situation. This led to Snitsky making a surprise appearance and interrupting Green stating his famous WWE catchphrase of “It wasn’t my fault” leading to Green storming off in anger. This was Snitsky’s first appearance in WWE since 2008.

Following Monday’s RAW show featuring the official announcement of a Men’s WarGames match between Judgement Day and Seth Rollins, Sami Zayn, Jey Uso, & Cody Rhodes, WWE CCO Paul “Triple H” Levesque revealed the official poster for this year’s Survivor Series WarGames event. This year’s event poster features Rhodes as the sole cover star.

Monday’s RAW show also featured The Creed Brothers and Ivy Nile signing their official main roster contracts for WWE’s RAW brand. A recent episode of WWE’s RAW Talk show featured The Creed Brothers and Nile as the guest. One of the topics discussed included The Creed Brothers and Nile reflecting on joining WWE’s RAW brand and Creeds current 2-0 record on RAW. Julius Creed stated “Yeah, I mean, you can’t complain. Brutus put it really well today. I’ll let him take it. He’s talking about, this feels like a childhood dream right now.” Brutus Creed responded stating “It does. I was just saying I’m the locker room before we went out there, five-year-old me would be freaking out. I heard Monday Night Raw on the TV, I was watching it was a kid. I realize, oh no, I’m out there. I’m going out there soon. It was just an awesome moment to wrestle in front of all those fans. I was a fan, and now, I don’t know. I’m proud of everyone here. I don’t even know what to say right now. It feels like a childhood dream just came true to me.” Julius responded stating “Diamond Mine is on Raw because there was a need for Creed, and you, little buddy [to Nile]. There was a need for you, too. She did good tonight.” Julius also gave his thoughts about The Creed Brothers and Nile signing their official RAW brand contracts. Julius stated “That feels awesome. We’re turning idols, people that we used to watch on TV, into rivals, and we’re excited to see where we fall on the whole thing because it’s Diamond Mine forever.” (Transcript h/t: Fightful.com)

Monday’s RAW show also featured four new matches announced for the card of next week’s RAW show on November 13th in Washington, DC:

  • Undisputed WWE Tag Team Championship – Jey Uso & Cody Rhodes vs. Judgement Day (Finn Balor & Damian Priest) (c)
  • The Miz vs. Ivar
  • Tegan Nox vs. Piper Niven
  • Otis vs. Shinsuke Nakamura