Will Ospreay wants a match with a homegrown AEW talent at Forbidden Door
We are several weeks away from AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door, and without a single match being announced for the historic supershow, wrestlers from NJPW and AEW are starting to throw their dream matchups into the ether.
One such name is Will Ospreay, who told Wresthings that he not only wants a match at the PPV, but that he’d like to face a truly homegrown AEW talent... if he is booked:
"They didn't even f****** tell me it was happening. I was sat next to my Mrs. and was like, 'Are we doing a show with AEW?' 'Yeah' 'Oh, no one told me.' That's honestly how I found out. They don't tell me s***. For all I know, I'm not even on the damn show. I don't know," Ospreay said.
Ospreay continued, suggesting potential names he’d like to face at the show:
"The obvious ones are (CM) Punk and (Bryan) Danielson. I like a challenge. I would like a homemade guy. Someone that didn't come from NXT, that didn't come from New Japan. That's the challenge. Can I do a sick match with someone that was born and made in AEW? That's something I would like to challenge. Jungle Boy, I'd love to tear it up with him. AEW, I love the product. It's brilliant and makes me excited to be a wrestling fan.
“The real challenge for me is, there are guys like Keith Lee. Mox [Jon Moxley], yeah, but this show should be 'let's go balls to the wall,' what are the dream matches? Okada and Punk, (Hiroshi) Tanahashi, Shingo (Takagi) and Hangman (Page) would be a good one, Kenny and Shingo would be a banger. Dante (Martin) is a good one, lovely young man. I would really like somebody who is grassroots. That's the mark. You have all these stars guys, they are the dream ones, Punk, Danielson, whatever. The guys that were there from the start, I would like one of them because I believe I can have the best match with one of them because they are hungry and are going, 'we should be in one of those spots.'"
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