Will Ospreay: I'll Embarrass AEW's CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, Kenny Omega
“If you guys really want it that bad, you know what to do. You just gotta call my number and I’ll show up.”
The wrestling landscape drastically changed in 2021, with CM Punk returning to the ring, Bryan Danielson joining AEW, and the Forbidden Door being blown off of its hinges.
With Punk, Danielson, and their co-worker Kenny Omega all being referred to as ‘the best in the world’, it has opened up a bevy of potential dream matches, but if you ask NJPW’s Will Ospreay, he’d embarrass all three of them if they were to step in the ring with him.
“I would still love that match with CM Punk,” began Ospreay “He’s the one that called me out. He said, ‘I want to wrestle Will Ospreay.’ So with that, Bryan Danielson, he said ‘I want to wrestle Will Ospreay’ and I get it. Kenny Omega wants to wrestle Will Ospreay. Take a ticket and I’ll get to you when I get to you guys. They called me out. Sammy Guevara, he’s another one that called me out.
“There’s a list that goes on and on and on. They all call me out and there’s a reason why. Because when Big Match Billy is in town, their stock goes up. Everyone that wrestles me – and you can’t deny it – every single person that wrestles me ups their game because they know they’re going to be in the ring with one of the best wrestlers in the world right now. So, I completely understand it.”
The United Empire leader won’t be playing around if any of these matches happen though:
“If you guys really want it that bad, you know what to do. You just gotta call my number and I’ll show up. I’ll show up. But nine times out of 10, these guys don’t want me to show up. Because A, I’ll embarrass them. I’ll embarrass them.
“Guys like Bryan Danielson made a living being one of the best wrestlers in the world. But if I showed up, he would not last in the ring with me. Kenny Omega was THE guy in New Japan Pro Wrestling. He left. I took over. Nobody could compete with me in 2019. If I got in the ring with him, I’d embarrass him. CM Punk called me out when he wasn’t a wrestler. So in that case, he was keeping an eye on me the entire time, looking at me and thinking I’m a challenge – and damn right, I’m a challenge. I’m THE challenge. So, if those guys want it, I’m ready. But, you guys hit me up. I didn’t hit none of you guys up.”
As for that ‘best in the world’ tag, Ospreay isn’t convinced that it applies to CM Punk :
“Is he though? He says he’s the best wrestler in the world. When was he saying that, 2011? Was he the best in the world, or was he the best of the bad bunch? Maybe you were the best at that time. Are you the best now? No. You’re nowhere near Will Ospreay’s level. So step up, brother. I’m ready for you.”