AEW: Will Ospreay on Bryan Danielson Match, Tony Khan on What Jon Moxley IWGP World Title Win Meant for AEW’s NJPW Partnership, More NEWS

Will Ospreay Comments on His Upcoming Match Against Bryan Danielson

Uproxx Sports held a recent interview with Will Ospreay. One of the topics discussed included Ospreay’s thoughts about his upcoming match against Bryan Danielson at this weekend’s AEW Dynasty event.

“The respect I have for Bryan Danielson, I don’t have the vocabulary to be able to tell you how meaningful this match is to me. But it doesn’t mean that I’m starstruck by Bryan Danielson. I do see him as somebody that is reachable. I can take anything that Bryan Danielson has ever done, whether it’s in Ring of Honor or the other company, and do it better.

You want this next generation to kick your ass, and here I am. I’m ready to take the reins from you. You’ve been the greatest wrestler of all time for god knows how long. But like you said, you’re coming to the end of your full-time career. I’m here to take the throne from you now, mate.”

Tony Khan on Jon Moxley Winning IWGP World Title “Means The World” to AEW’s Partnership with NJPW

As noted before, Jon Moxley defeated Tetsuya Naito to become the new IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at last Friday’s New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Windy City Riot 2024 event.

A recent episode of the Battleground Podcast featured AEW CEO Tony Khan as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Khan’s thoughts about what Moxley’s title victory meant for AEW’s partnership with NJPW.

“To have one of the greatest stars ever in AEW, one of our biggest names, Jon Moxley, go out and win the IWGP World Title, become the top star in New Japan, it is incredible. It’s such a huge achievement for Mox, and it means the world to the partnership between AEW and New Japan. I think we’re all excited about it, both sides, AEW and New Japan Pro-Wrestling.”

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AEW News & Notes

AEW recently released a new episode of their Johnny Loves Taya romcom series featuring Johnny TV and Taya Valkyrie on their official YouTube channel.

As noted before, The WorkHorsemen’s Anthony Henry has been out of action since this past March due to a broken jaw injury. Henry was originally among those released by AEW earlier this month before having his release rescinded by AEW Tony Khan and is expected to be back in the company once he fully heals. PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that his sources stated that Henry is currently expected to be medically cleared by mid-May.’s Cassidy Haynes reported that his sources close to Stardom talent AZM stated that AZM is currently scheduled to return to the United States this June. Haynes reported that AZM is also currently expected to be participating at AEW’s Forbidden Door 2024 event that month.

Chris Jericho filed a trademark for “The Jericho Vortex” on April 12th for wrestling and entertainment-related purposes to the United States Patent and Trademark Office.

AEW reportedly has sold and distributed around 40,937 tickets for their All In 2024 event on August 25th at Wembley Stadium in London, England as of this past Monday, according to WrestleTix.

The Mat Men Pro Wrestling’s Andrew Zarian reported that his sources stated that Renee Paquette and RJ City are currently working on a project that was recently given the green light by AEW officials. Zarian reported that an official announcement regarding this new project and a mid-May release date is currently expected to be announced soon.

In a recent interview with The Chris Russell Show podcast, AEW CEO Tony Khan revealed that NFL Films will be sending a camera crew to film content for a project involving the Jacksonville Jaguars and AEW for NFL’s upcoming 2024 Draft. Khan stated “NFL Films is gonna send a camera crew to document this weekend, so it should be kind of cool because NFL Films will get to follow me back and forth from the Draft room to AEW going back and forth on one big complex as I bounce back and forth between the NFL Draft and AEW.” (Transcript h/t:

In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, The Young Bucks gave their thoughts about what fans can expect from AEW’s upcoming Dynasty event this weekend. Matthew Jackson stated “Expect us to put on a show. Nobody does pay-per-view like AEW. Expect big surprises. No other tag team in history consistently performs in big title matches like us. Expect us to start our historic third tag team title run, the one that’ll go down as the greatest of our career.” Nicholas Jackson responded stating “We have the most talented roster in wrestling history, thanks to Tony and your EVPs, and we try to top every pay-per-view with an even better one. Dynasty will go down in history as one of the best pay-per-view events in wrestling history.

In a recent interview with the Insight with Chris Van Vliet podcast, Dustin Rhodes gave his thoughts about him enjoying his time in AEW and praised AEW’s current roster. Rhodes stated “No, I’m happy there. I’m very happy in AEW and it’s a good place for me. We’re growing, we’re doing some wonderful things. Business is up. Everything is great. It’s a different style over there as it is WWE, you know. We have some of the greatest professional wrestlers on the planet in that company, man and it is special to watch them even to have a chance to step in the ring with him. My God, there’s some good talent there. They do some amazing stuff. Just incredible stuff like different category stuff. Will Ospreay, they have to build a new category for him because he is insane. He’s so young. It’s amazing how just the incredible things that he does, it’s nuts.” (Transcript h/t: