Will Ospreay recently sat down with New Japan Pro-Wrestling to discuss a handful of topics, including Hiromu Takahashi, Wrestle Kingdom 14, and how he plans to continue standing up for his division.
Check out some of the highlights below:
On Hiromu Takahashi:
I think *I’m* different. I don’t know whether Hiromu has changed over his time off, but I know that I have. I’ve had to mix my style up to wrestle junior heavyweights and heavyweights, and I can safely say that I’ve beaten some of the greatest heavyweights in NJPW. So I have evolved, whereas he’s been hurt and hasn’t had the chance for that growth. I don’t know what his plan is, we’ll just have to find out.
On Wrestle Kingdom 14:
It gets bigger and bigger every time I come to do it. The first time I was in a six man tag (with Jado & YOSHI-HASHI in a gauntlet match for the NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag team Championships), then it was the four way (versus Marty Scurll, KUSHIDA & Hiromu Takahashi for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship) the third was with (Kota) Ibushi (for the NEVER Openweight Championship) and now I’m in one of my most high profile singles matches of all time, so it means the world to me.
On standing up for his division:
We need more main events. There’s such a huge demand for us. We saw that with me being in the G1 and Shingo being in there as a junior; we were the standouts of our blocks. Nobody has had the year we had. Only the junior heavyweights can perform on a big match main event level like we do. So I think NJPW needs to invest more time in us and give us the platform for us to deliver.