Speedball Mike Bailey believes upcoming bout will be “greatest professional wrestling match of all time.”
IMPACT Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling announced a co-promotional event entitled “Multiverse United: Only The Strong Survive” for March 30 in Los Angeles during WrestleMania 39 weekend.
One of the headline bouts will see NJPW’s Will Ospreay go one-on-one with IMPACT’s Speedball Mike Bailey.
Speaking with Tru Heel Heat Wrestling, Bailey discussed his excitement for the match and praised Will Ospreay as the best pro wrestler right now. He said:
“Yeah this is, there’s a lot on the line. This is a high pressure match because I truly believe, and this is a long tangent, that pro wrestling is better now than it has ever been, which I know is a controversial take.”
“But if I’m your favorite wrestler then you’re probably in agreement with me. For many reasons, wrestling is the best it’s ever been. The main reason most likely is because pro wrestling is open to everyone now.”
“But pro wrestling is become more and more international and there’s so much more access to information with professional wrestling.”
“You can watch, any pro wrestler now can watch any other pro wrestler from anywhere in the world so it’s a lot easier to put on better matches given what you already know and what you seen.”
“And so I think Will Ospreay is the best pro wrestler now and maybe the greatest wrestler of all time. I think it’s hard to have an accurate self assessment again, but I like my matches the best, I love my matches.”
Speedball continued on to express his expectation that his upcoming encounter with Ospreay could be “the greatest professional wrestling of all time”, saying:
“I’m good enough of a pro wrestler to be in control enough to decide what I want to do and I really enjoy what I do. And I’m glad you feel the same way in being my own biggest fan here (laughs).”
“But I think that the kind of match that me and Will Ospreay could be regarded as the greatest professional wrestling match of all time and that’s definitely what I’m gonna shoot for, you know. If it’s gonna be regarded as such is not up to me, but that’s what my goal is for this one.”
Speedball Mike Bailey’s match against Will Ospreay is not the only match for him during WrestleMania weekend that is getting attention. He will also face Kota Ibushi at GCW’s BloodSport 9 on the same day.