Will Ospreay blasted Kenny Omega for blocking his opportunity to work with AEW sooner and revealed the origin of the genuine heat between them.
Animosity between Will Ospreay and Kenny Omega has been apparent for years, with the two regularly trading shots on social media ever since Omega left New Japan Pro Wrestling in 2019. In a recent interview, Omega called Ospreay “forgettable,” saying that while he does great moves, he’s not memorable.
Will Ospreay gave a heated response to these comments when speaking with Wrestle Inn and revealed that he believes Kenny Omega is the reason he didn’t start working with AEW sooner.
“It’s belittling. He’s only doing it because of the interview side of things, he has to try and save face. You saw his true colors there. He wanted to bury me and he couldn’t. This comes from a long line of things. Even speaking of AEW, it is only because I hang around with the boys after and we’re all smoking and talking sh*t.
“Apparently, the rumor was that I was meant to be there a year ago, just doing ‘forbidden door’ stuff and somebody is putting the block on it. It doesn’t take two and two to realize who it is. One person who has not been there for a while and all of a sudden, I’m welcome in with open arms.”
Continuing, Will Ospreay detailed how the heat between him and the former AEW World Champion began, saying that it all dates back to a time when he accidentally knocked out Kota Ibushi.
“This whole thing has generated from back in 2019, it was Kenny’s last match and I guess he wanted Ibushi out there to second him. I f*ucking blew Ibushi’s brain out with the hidden blade. He’s super f*cking mad at me. The thing is, I’m mad at myself when those situations happen. I don’t want to brain somebody, but it’s a legal wrestling move. I’m allowed to do it. I’m allowed to do blows to the back of the head, 12-6 elbows down. This is a 9-3 elbow strike, I’m allowed to do it.
“Obviously, the repercussion is he got knocked out and it was a bad concussion. Since then, myself and Ibushi, we have gone out for drinks. We don’t talk anymore, but after that point, we went for drinks and meals, we’re fine, but Kenny is butthurt off an accident.”
Will Ospreay made it clear that he doesn’t care what Kenny Omega thinks of him, and that he thinks Omega is fragile for not saying things straight to his face.
“He can think what he wants about me, but the motherf*cker is such a little b*tch. The same person who is like, ‘I grew up after six or seven five-star matches.’ No you didn’t, you c*nt.
“You vanity search your name on Twitter to see what everybody says and when it’s bad, you cry in the corner of your million-pound house and you’re still bothered by some c*nt who sits doing some wrestling matches who is trying to help out, not only the British scene, but the Japanese scene, because I’m not an idiot when it comes to my company. We got hit hard by the pandemic. Does that mean I’m taking a day off? No, I’m working my ass off to bring it back because that’s what you said to do.
“This is the reason I don’t like Kenny. This is where some people can relate. When you say something to me, look me in the eye, and speak to me, when you talk to me and tell me this and then go to fans and talk differently, that’s where we have a problem. You have my number, if we have a problem, call me and we can f*cking talk about this. I don’t have anything to say to him.
Enforcing the animosity further, Will Ospreay said that if he found himself in the same room as Kenny Omega, he’d slap him.
“Be all, end all, I’m sure if everyone was in the same room, I would slap him. The worst thing is, people are gonna listen and be like, ‘They’re building to something.’ We’re not building up to anything. He’s a c*nt. I will slap that boy and remind him, ‘You’re a f*cking 40-year-old man and you’re f*cking fragile. Do you really want to get with me? I will end you.’
“Just know that when you talk sh*t, it does get back to me. Be aware that there are people, in your workplace, that are talking sh*t about you as well. Maybe you’re not coming off smelling roses like you thinking.”
Kenny Omega hasn’t been seen on AEW television in quite some times as he is sidelined with a number of injuries, and there is currently no timetable for his return.