Posted on 5/02/124 by Bob Magee

The Aerial Assassin Will Ospreay is finally All Elite, and
recounts the deciding factors that led him to sign full time
with AEW. He talks about traveling back and forth from the
UK to the States for AEW shows and why it’s so important for
his home base to be in London.

He has stories about his match with Chris Jericho at All In
at Wembley Stadium in front of a massive home crowd, working
Takeshita at Revolution, his Forbidden Door match before
officially signing with AEW, the words of wisdom imparted to
him from Kenny Omega, and wrestling in silence in Japan
during the pandemic.

He also explains what it’s been like to adjust to TV-style
wrestling at AEW, learning how to be a good promo, his
influence on younger wrestlers, and the role that the
Assassin’s Creed video game played in his wrestling gimmick.


Will Ospreay on AEW All In London at Wembley Stadium:

“I got the call saying they’d like me to be a part of
Wembley, and I was thinking, I’ll probably be part of the
Battle Royale and that will be fun, but then it turns out
I’m wrestling the first [AEW] World Champion [Chris
Jericho], who’s like the guy I grew up watching and
idolizing, and who I have so much respect for.”

Will Ospreay on the words Kenny Omega said to him when Kenny
left NJPW to start AEW:

“He [Kenny Omega] took me and Jay White to one side, and
said how much he cares about New Japan, and that we’ve got
to be the standard bearer. You guys have to take the flag
and run with it.”

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