Will Ospreay recently spoke with ESPN.com about his career and more. Here are the highlights.
On winning the ROH TV Title from Bobby Fish: “Ah man, that was cool,” Ospreay said. “No one can argue with the pedigree and the prestige of Ring of Honor. To walk in there and straight away go for Bobby Fish — man, it was a huge, huge deal.”
On possibly going to WWE: “I’m in a win-win situation,” he said. “I’m working for the best company in the world, hands down. New Japan treat me so well. I just feel like right now it’s not the time for me,” he added regarding a potential move to WWE. “Trust me when I say this, WWE has always been the thing I’ve grown up watching — guys like Paul Heyman, who I’ve met, and Matt Hardy, who I’ve met. So many names who I can mention who have inspired me. The WWE will be the dream; however, I wanna go in there with a big splash. I don’t wanna go in there and be thrown in the shallow end of the pool. I wanna be thrown in the deep end, and trust me when I say it, I’ll swim.”
On AJ Styles: “Man, he’s my hero,” Ospreay said of Styles’ journey to WWE superstardom. “He’s the sole reason I got into professional wrestling.”