NJPW star Will Ospreay has revealed when his real-life beef with Kenny Omega started.
In a recent interview with Fightful, Omega shot on Ospreay’s five star matches and felt NJPW made the right call pushing Jay White as the top foreign star over Ospreay.
Speaking with Wrestle Inn, Will Ospreay responded to these comments from Kenny Omega and revealed when their real-life beef started.
In regards to Omega’s remarks, he said:
“It’s belittling. He’s only doing it because of the interview side of things, he has to try and save face. You saw his true colors there. He wanted to bury me and he couldn’t. This comes from a long line of things. Even speaking of AEW, it is only because I hang around with the boys after and we’re all smoking and talking s**t. Apparently, the rumor was that I was meant to be there a year ago, just doing ‘forbidden door’ stuff and somebody is putting the block on it. It doesn’t take two and two to realize who it is. One person who has not been there for a while and all of a sudden, I’m welcome in with open arms.”
On when the real-life animosity between the two men started, Ospreay revealed:
“This whole thing has generated from back in 2019, it was Kenny’s last match and I guess he wanted Ibushi out there to second him. I f**king blew Ibushi’s brain out with the hidden blade. He’s super f**king mad at me. The thing is, I’m mad at myself when those situations happen. I don’t want to brain somebody, but it’s a legal wrestling move. I’m allowed to do it. I’m allowed to do blows to the back of the head, 12-6 elbows down. This is a 9-3 elbow strike, I’m allowed to do it. Obviously, the repercussion is he got knocked out and it was a bad concussion. Since then, myself and Ibushi, we have gone out for drinks. We don’t talk anymore, but after that point, we went for drinks and meals, we’re fine, but Kenny is butthurt off an accident.”
Kenny Omega and Will Ospreay have taken shots at one another on Twitter since Omega left NJPW in 2019.
Omega has been out of action for All Elite Wrestling since losing the AEW World Championship at Full Gear 2021.
Meanwhile, Ospreay made his AEW debut last month and defeated Orange Cassidy to retain the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship at Forbidden Door on June 26.
Keep track of the current AEW roster’s win-loss record (for televised matches) at this link.
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