Will Ospreay Responds To CM Punk And Bryan Danielson Calling Him Out, Talks Potentially Appearing In AEW
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New Japan Pro Wrestling‘s Will Ospreay is ready to step through “the forbidden door” to answer the challenges of CM Punk and Bryan Danielson, but he doesn’t think they really want what they’re asking for.
The self-proclaimed real NJPW World Heavyweight Champion, Will Ospreay, recently sat down with Samira from SEScoops to discuss various subjects. When asked about being challenged by the likes of CM Punk and Bryan Danielson in recent years, Ospreay revealed that he’s ready to take on those kinds of challenges:
“I would still love that match with CM Punk,” Will Ospreay began. “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.”
When it comes to potentially appearing in All Elite Wrestling to answer these challenges, it’s something Ospreay sounds very open to…if that’s what they actually want:
“If you guys really want it that bad, you know what to do. You just gotta call my number and I’ll show up,” Will Ospreay said. “I’ll show up. But 9 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.”
Wrestling fans still regard CM Punk as “The Best in the World,” this is something that Ospreay clearly takes exception to:
“Is he though?” Will Ospreay asks. “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.”
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