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Will Ospreay – ‘Big Van Vader Wasn’t Very Nice To Me’



On a recent edition of the “Talk Is Jericho” podcast, AEW wrestler Will Ospreay recalled his 2016 match with the late Big Van Vader, which was kindled by social media criticism by Vader of Ospreay’s ‘Best of the Super Juniors’ match with Ricochet.

Ospreay battled Vader in a losing effort at RevPro Uprising in August 2016. Vader sadly passed away less than two years later in 2018 at the age of 63.

You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

On wrestling Vader: “So it was great, but then it just became too much to basically be like, I thought he actually wanted to fight me, so I was like, ‘What is going on?’ And then we got into a group conversation … and basically sorted out the match. For me, it was a horrible experience because he’s not the nicest chap in the world, but I don’t want to speak any ill because he’s passed on now and he’s someone’s dad. All the best to the family, but he wasn’t very nice to me.”

On how Vader wanted three matches: “It was really fun, looking back on it, it’s a good story to tell the boys. [Vader] wanted a three-match clause. He wanted to do like three matches. What more of a story can we do out of this? It’s one match, you’re getting your payday, you’re f****** off.”

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