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By Mike Johnson on 2023-11-30 09:30:00

The fate of Will Ospreay could have been quite different, has learned.

While Ospreay signed a multi-year deal with AEW, Impact Wrestling was very much in the running to land Ospreay and made what sources close to the situation have described as a "fantastic, massive offer" to the British star.

One Impact source conceded it was likely the largest offer to a single star since Anthem took over ownership of the company, admitting it was a "seven figure level offer."  The same source noted that when Ospreay worked the recent Chicago weekend events, he seemed to be having such a great time, several talents assumed he was coming in full-time next year, especially when he cut a promo about wanting to compete in a TNA ring. 

As it turned out, in the end, Ospreay opted to sign with AEW.

As previously reported, Impact also made a hard run at CM Punk before WWE came into the picture and signed him.

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