United Empire leader Will Ospreay has conquered plenty in the world of wrestling, having worked across the world and held an impressive number of championships. He currently reigns as the IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion and has held the prestigious IWGP Heavyweight Championship on one occasion.
However, not everything has been easy for the English star, and during a recent interview, Will Ospreay spoke about how his struggles with dyslexia have affected his life. The Mayo Clinic has this to say about dyslexia, which is a language processing disorder:
“Dyslexia is a learning disorder that involves difficulty reading due to problems identifying speech sounds and learning how they relate to letters and words (decoding). Also called a reading disability, dyslexia is a result of individual differences in areas of the brain that process language.”
Will Ospreay Says Dyslexia Has Presented Numerous Challenges In His Career, Namely Affecting His Promo Ability
During a recent interview with The Commentary Booth, Will Ospreay said his reading has “never been up to par” but that he’s working on improving that skill.
“A majority of time I do sleep [while traveling], but obviously when you are awake the best thing to do is to watch film. Quite frankly, recently now I’ve been trying to read better, a little bit, because my reading’s never been up to par. Well, it’s more of writing. My reading and writing have been very poor for a lot of the times I was extremely dyslexic. I’m not very good at spelling, I’m not very good at writing, so I’ve really been trying hard to do that.”
Later, Ospreay spoke about how improving his reading comprehension will be beneficial when it comes to cutting promos in the ring, something he admits has not been his strength.
“I’ve mastered the art of what happens inside the ring. The place that I have lacked for the majority of my career is talking.”
Back in May, a serious kidney infection threatened Will Ospreay’s life.