Following a stunning victory over Lance Archer at the highly-anticipated NJPW Dominion pay-per-view earlier this morning, "The Aerial Assassin" Will Ospreay is on the fast track to a much-coveted rematch with Kenny Omega for the IWGP United States Championship.
Although the bout has yet to be officially confirmed, Ospreay tantalizingly suggested the showdown would occur in Canada during the June 25th Forbidden Door 2 event in a post-match address. Engaging with the NJPW press in the wake of his victory, Ospreay surprisingly lashed out at Canada, a move likely to incite a harsh response at the upcoming Forbidden Door 2.
The brunt of his critique was directed at several renowned Canadians, including Chris Jericho, Don Callis, El Phantasmo, and arguably Canada's greatest wrestling export, Bret "The Hitman" Hart. "I'll be straightforward about it.
I honestly can't stand Canada," Ospreay declared. He questioned the popular stereotype that Canadians are universally polite and pleasant. He named Chris Jericho, Don Callis, and El Phantasmo unequivocally labeled them "assholes." Even Bret Hart was not spared, with Ospreay accusing him of constant complaining.
He made a sweeping judgment, branding all Canadians in similar, downbeat terms.
Ospreay Thrives on Canadian Hostility
Ospreay displayed no hesitation about potentially entering enemy territory for his rematch, expressing anticipation at the thought of being greeted with hostility.
He stated, "I'm at my best when I'm a little dickhead." Ospreay vehemently stated that he has a point to prove, seemingly unconcerned about the emotional baggage carried by his Canadian rivals. He spoke of an incident where he was metaphorically heartbroken, yet he managed to bounce back and survive.
Alluding to his resilience, he promised, "I'm going rip your heart out and eat it in front of Canada." Ospreay's words were fueled by determination and a sense of mission as he emphasized his need to prove his point: "I am the best wrestler in the world." With the unconfirmed but highly probable showdown at Forbidden Door 2 on the horizon, fans and critics alike eagerly anticipate what will undoubtedly be a spectacular match.
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