Later this month, Will Ospreay, the wrestling sensation known for his daring in-ring maneuvers, will fly to Toronto, Canada, to take on Kenny Omega for the IWGP United States Championship. The event is the highly-anticipated AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2.
Ospreay is no newcomer to the concept of the "forbidden door." However, an intriguing question arises: could the doorway extend beyond the confines of All Elite Wrestling? Just six days following the Forbidden Door pay-per-view, WWE will present its annual spectacle, the Money in the Bank event.
The venue will be the iconic O2 Arena in London, England. Interestingly, Ospreay has noted its geographical significance - the arena is a mere 20-minute journey from his residence. This convenient proximity was revealed during a recent interview with renowned broadcaster Chris Van Vliet.
The conversation took an intriguing turn when Van Vliet asked Ospreay to name his dream "forbidden door" opponent. Without hesitation, Ospreay expressed his interest in competing against the newly-crowned WWE World Heavyweight Champion, Seth Rollins.
Ospreay Provokes Rollins on Twitter
Ospreay's challenge continued. On Twitter, he stated, "The O2 arena is 20 minutes from my house, aye," accompanied by a suggestive eyeball emoji. The provocative tweet elicited a response from Rollins, who answered with cheeky British slang, "Bruv." Though Ospreay and Rollins have never had the opportunity to test each other's mettle inside the squared circle, they have previously exchanged verbal blows over social media.
The fiery exchange ended with Rollins apologizing for his comments regarding their financial statuses. Ospreay graciously accepted the apology, emphasizing his respect for Rollins. Given their past online confrontations and Rollins' magnetic rapport with the audience, Ospreay firmly believes that a match between them could be an electrifying spectacle.
While the possibility of this clash seems remote, it's clear that Ospreay intends to keep a watchful eye on Rollins. Especially as Rollins and WWE prepare to cross the Atlantic for "SmackDown" on June 30 and Money in the Bank on July 1, the wrestling world will keenly watch the developments unfold.
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