Fans like to debate Pro Wrestling Illustrated’s annual PWI 500 ranking. So do pro wrestlers. Sometimes “the boys” are just letting their inner fan flag fly. Sometimes, they’s using their arguments to set up possible future business.
2021’s seventh place finisher Will Ospreay has been itching for a chance to show his stuff against everyone from Seth Rollins to CM Punk. He definitely wants to face this year’s top ranked Kenny Omega again sometime soon. The always brash Brit is confident how that match would turn out, too...
I’d beat up number 1 any day of the week and twice on Wednesdays…..just saying https://t.co/VdZ26ul6rm— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) September 8, 2021
Kenny’s response is pretty brutal. He dismisses not only Opsreay, but the entire current New Japan product, where Will is one of the top gaijins in the company after The Cleaner’s exit...
Your promotion has been so ice cold since I left that not even Meltzer can convince his followers that you were part of any BITW conversation.— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) September 8, 2021
It hurts me, bruv. One of you dorks should have been the guy. Turned out a bigger dog was my only competition. https://t.co/VhqRWQQh6Q
That’s the last word from The Belt Collector. When you finish first, you don’t have to keep running your mouth. Nevertheless, the Aerial Assassin persisted...
Last chat we had was “you need to be the guy”— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) September 8, 2021
Since then you left we sold out MSG, sold more tickets at the Tokyo dome than ever before, and put on banger after banger.
A pandemic put the breaks on & you know it.
Open that door, let’s have this conversation https://t.co/vOIpsUktdt
Second place finisher Roman Reigns is above all this, but there’s a WWE Superstar who’s always happy to rep himself and the company...
BEHOLD! The BEST wrestler alive (yep, still me), on the MOST watched wrestling program on television (by far), LIVE this Friday in the World’s Most Famous Arena (@TheGarden) crushing a HOFer’s dreams (because…it always comes back around).— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) September 8, 2021
Visionary. Revolutionary. SFNR. pic.twitter.com/23cA201Col