Will Ospreay Addresses What He Needs To Work On In AEW

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Will Ospreay is an AEW newcomer who knows he has to improve in certain areas after joining the company.

At AEW Revolution in Greensboro, Will Ospreay had what was arguably the match of the night with Konosuke Takeshita in his first official match as an AEW wrestler. The two rising stars had a classic matchup featuring athleticism and counter-wrestling that ended with Ospreay as the winner.

To wrestling fans familiar with Ospreay from his eight-year run in NJPW and his previous AEW matches, the match being great likely wasn’t a surprise. Many people consider Ospreay to be among the best wrestlers in the world and in the eyes of some people, Ospreay is the best.

While Ospreay’s skills in the ring should lead to more incredible matches during his AEW career which is only just beginning, it’s also the first time he’s on American television as a regular wrestler.

In the post-AEW Revolution media scrum, Ospreay spoke about how he wants to show off his personality, wants to get better in terms of promos and also cut back on the swearing.

“I mean, the one I’m doing my best to do is I’m trying my best not to swear. My god, that is so hard. Even cutting promos now, that is a real hard task for me. I’ve never done it to an American audience. A lot of our stuff in Japan was always backstage. So I knew when I wanted to make the jump, I’m really trying hard at that, really trying to learn that style.”

“I’m all new at this. Everything that you see right in front of you is all gonna be me experiencing something completely new. But my mindset right now is like, I have been screaming down the lens of a Japanese camera that I am the best in the world.”

“Right now, I’ve never done this. I’ve never been full-time in America, and it’s a lot of things, but it’s mainly an anxiety of like, for ages, I know [I can deliver] when the bell rings, but it’s not just the bell ringing anymore.”

“It’s about showing personality, it’s about connecting with the crowds. That’s my main focus now. I want to show my personality because I think I’m a little of a cheeky bugger, so I like to show that off. This is gonna be hard to work out the navigation, but I’m ready. I’m ready to do it. I’m ready to be completely vulnerable out there. If I mess up, chant, ‘You f**ked up’ to me. I don’t mind. I’m here to learn, and I’m doing my best. Obviously out there tonight, I think if that’s the first thing that I’ve got, everyone’s f**ked [laughs].”

Will Ospreay Set For Huge Match On AEW Dynamite

After Will Ospreay’s big win at AEW Revolution, the company announced that Ospreay will face ROH TV Champion Kyle Fletcher on the March 6th episode of AEW Dynamite. Just like Takeshita and Ospreay, Fletcher is part of the “Don Callis Family” stable, so it’s a case of Ospreay facing a guy who’s in the same stable he is in.

There is a lot of history between Ospreay and Fletcher since they have been part of Ospreay’s stable named the United Empire. It’s not known if the group will reunite in AEW now that Ospreay is there full time.