NEVER Openweight Champion Will Ospreay recently did an interview with New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) to promote his upcoming match with IWGP Heavyweight Champion Jay White at the NJPW Anniversary Event. Check out some highlights here:
Why he abruptly ripped apart White’s t-shirt and challenged him:
I feel ready. I feel more than capable to be able to handle Jay White and his antics. The fact is, that he’s gone through Okada at Wrestle Kingdom and he went through Tanahashi at New Beginning. It’s kind of like there’s this new Jay White who’s formed right before our eyes, but I just remember those times when I was in ring of Honor and I was beating him. I was the one who won. If anything, I’ve got better since then. I’m in the best form that ‘ve ever been in. I just look at Jay and no matter if he calls himself the switchblade or cut-throat era or BULLET CLUB I don’t care. All I see if the guy I beat 1, 2, 3. I think I can beat him again.
His reaction to White’s shocking IWGP Heavyweight Championship win over Tanahashi:
I was in England with my missus and we were watching it on TV, on NJPW World. The moment that Tanahashi went for the High Fly Flow and he caught him and hit the blade runner I sat up. He beat Tanahashi, I couldn’t believe it, in fact I didn’t want to believe it, but he’s right. We all didn’t take him seriously, we all didn’t think that Jay could beat him. Maybe Tanahashi thought the same, I don’t know, I wasn’t there. But the fact remains that Jay White is the IWGP Heavyweight Champion and he did that by beating the Ace.