In a surprising turn of events, Will Ospreay, the renowned NJPW superstar, has raised eyebrows regarding the attendance numbers for AEW's All In event. AEW had previously announced that the event, held at London's iconic Wembley Stadium, saw a record-breaking attendance of 81,035.
This number was particularly significant as it was stated to have surpassed the previous record set by WWE’s WrestleMania 32. However, a recent report suggests that only 72,265 attendees were recorded at the Wembley turnstiles.
This discrepancy caught the attention of many, including Ospreay, who took to social media to express his disbelief. To accentuate his astonishment, the English wrestler revealed a fresh tattoo on his arm showcasing the previously announced number, 81,035.
“Bruv, it’s unbelievable. I'm over in Japan, jet-lagged, exhausted, and this news hits,” Ospreay remarked on the video. “Getting inked isn’t a casual thing for me. My mum has always been against tattoos.
And now? This figure, announced and celebrated as 81,000, is permanently etched on my arm”.
Will Ospreay's Iconic Victory
The All In event was momentous for Will Ospreay for more than just attendance numbers. It was here that he faced and defeated the legendary Chris Jericho in a singles match, much to the delight of his home crowd in London.
While Will Ospreay has graced the AEW ring multiple times, appearing on "AEW Dynamite" and "AEW Rampage", he remains a prominent figure in NJPW. But with his NJPW contract winding down in February of the upcoming year, speculations are rife about his potential full-time shift to AEW.
This unfolding controversy surrounding the attendance figures will surely capture the attention of wrestling fans worldwide. Only time will tell if and how AEW addresses the apparent discrepancy, and how it might impact Ospreay's future decisions.