Will Ospreay on Twitter War with Rollins, Misconceptions of his NJPW Spot

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Will Ospreay has been in the news a lot in the last 24 hours due to his Twitter war with WWE Universal Champion, Seth Rollins.

Will Ospreay was interviewed on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio and discussed in detail what he really feels about the Davenport, Iowa native:

“I don’t think it’s anything malicious behind it at all I just feel like the question he asked is find me someone alive that has the same type of schedule that I do, that can do what I can do, all I just said that I’m alive. I am. I’m very much alive. The things that make me laugh more about it, is that he brought in Ricochet to try and tear me down. You brought in another person to try and just be like, ‘Oh, no, you’re not…’ It’s like dude, you don’t have to do it. You just have to be like, ‘Oh okay, maybe we can have a match one day,’ but I think the thing is maybe it just gets under his skin that my championship, my Junior Championship means more than his Universal Championship. I don’t know. Like, who knows? It’s factual though!”

Will Ospreay also take some time to discuss the idea that he is just being slotted to fill Kenny Omega’s shoes in NJPW:

“I’ve got a lot of attention on me. Right now I think a lot of people are looking my way and using that term, “Best In The World” I do want to give those guys a showing to perform at the very best of my abilities, but I just want to wrestle and prove that I do belong up there with that list of guys.
“With me, New Japan Pro-Wrestling is everything I’ve ever wanted and this is my dream and now I’ve been giving the opportunity to apply my trade. I feel that everyone’s trying to say that I’m filling in Kenny’s shoes why he’s away, but I’m just like I’m creating my own shoes. I generally just want to give back to a company that’s given me everything.”

Very transparent, Will Ospreay also spoke about his own insecurities:


“I do have huge insecurity issues, I don’t really like me as a person, I always make mistakes and I always feel like I am a little bit of a failure, but when it comes to wrestling this is when I’m happy and I can forget about all my problems and I’m in like a meditation where nothing else matters except for these minutes that I’m in the ring and that’s where I feel happy and the thing is that I thought about it for a second and I was like, ‘Oh I’m going through all this, but somebody else is probably going through all this as well.’ So if I can show them that I’m dragging my ass out there every single night, lacing up my boots, going in there, performing as hard as I can, then hopefully someone is going to see that and it motivates them to do something else. I want to motivate people and I want them to just realize that there is a battle inside your head that 100% in life, there is a war that is worse than any Super Junior or G1 Climax that goes in my head, that like if I can drag myself out of bed and do the minor steps to get myself healthy again, then 100% I’m going to do it and I hope that someone else sees this and inspires this so then that way they are going to take a chance on themselves. That they’re going to gamble. It’s a real thing.”

(H/T: Dominic DeAngelo of WrestleZone.com)


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