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Will Ospreay Confirmed For Return To EVOLVE This April For WWN Live Experience, Who Ospreay Might Face; Gabe Sapolsky Comments

Sports Illustrated‘s Justin Barrasso exclusively reported Will Ospreay will make his return to EVOLVE and the WWN Supershow this April in New Orleans.

WWN Vice President of Talent Relations Gabe Sapolsky spoke with Barrasso about the announcement:

“I have to admit I was really disappointed when we lost out on Will Ospreay after Paul Heyman offered him the contract. I saw him as a pillar we could build the entire EVOLVE brand and WWN parent company around. I’m not talking about being a top guy or a champion, I’m talking about putting the entire promotion on his shoulders and giving him the stage to change the business.

So being able to book him now, even as a special attraction, is a huge boost for EVOLVE and WWN. Most importantly, he is coming at a great time as we try to make the WWNLive Experience events during WrestleMania week stand out. I am very proud of the talent roster we are assembling for these events.”

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Sapolsky was asked if a Will Ospreay versus Matt Riddle ‘dream match’ was a possibility for WrestleMania weekend in New Orleans:

“I would say it is 90 percent going to happen at the WWN Supershow on April 6. It’s too early to set anything 100 percent, but I feel we need to deliver this match on the biggest weekend of the year. Matt Riddle is also a very special talent–I put him right there with others who I have been fortunate to book like Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe, CM Punk, Johnny Gargano, Ricochet–he is that special. If you have an opportunity to book two business-transcending athletes like Riddle vs. Ospreay, sometimes it’s best to just pull the trigger and New Orleans is a special occasion.”