Will Ospreay believes he would have a ‘sick match’ with an AEW star if he was able to participate in the upcoming as well as that of a homegrown event during the course of AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door.
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In an interview with the “WRESTHINGS” podcast, The New Japan Pro Wrestling star Steve Austin talked about the historic cross-promoted show that will be taking place next month. He stated that CM Punk and Bryan Danielson are “obvious ones” for him to face. It sold out all of the seats that were originally made available, which led to further advanced tickets being opened up with seats behind the stage of the United Center being made available.
Ospreay was not interested in wrestling against Kenny Omega as both of them are not on good terms, but he did offer up an alternative option.
“I would like a challenge and what I mean by that is I would like a homemade guy,” he claimed. “Like someone that didn’t come from NXT, that didn’t come from New Japan, because I think that’s the challenge. Can I do like a sick match with someone that was born and made in AEW? … Jungle Boy, I’d love to tear it up with him.”
Ospreay hopes that AEW and New Japan will, “just go balls to the f*cking wall,” with dream matches at the Forbidden Door show, and he thinks that Kazuchika Okada facing Punk would be a good option to make happen. But Tony Khan will be bringing a loaded roster to this show, from talent who have been around since day one and all the stars he signed since that point from Adam Cole to Andrade El Idolo.
“The biggest challenge for me,” Ospreay explained, “is how do you incorporate more people into this promotion. The stars of the future seem to be on hold due to lack of booking and still don’t feel like they are being showcased. The best way to make it happen is by utilizing independent talents that have been waiting to be called up.”
“You instantly think in your head, top five, Punk, Danielson all these guys, but the guys that were there from the start, I’d like one of them. Because I believe that I could have the best match with one of them, because they’re hungry and they’re going, ‘We should be in those spots.”