WWE Hall Of Famer “Would Love To Work” With Will Ospreay
Will Ospreay has become a star over the last few years through his show-stealing performances in New Japan Pro Wrestling and one WWE Hall of Famer has taken notice.
Ospreay has become one of the hottest commodities in wrestling and will no doubt be top of Tony Khan’s list for forbidden door competitors when AEW invades Wembley Stadium in London, England in August.
But for former World Heavyweight Champion Booker T, Ospreay is someone he’d like to work with but perhaps not compete against as he previously noted that his in-ring days are over.
Speaking on his Hall of Fame podcast, Booker T discussed the Pride of Essex and his record of having the most singles matches rated five stars by Dave Meltzer:
“I could see that. I could see that from the person that’s rating it. That’s no knock to Will Ospreay. Lot of times, people rate something higher because they like that…. I watch boxing all the time, and so many times, I’ve seen the winner lose so many times. So I’m like, it’s not that the guy that won was better. It’s because the guy they wanted to win, they liked him more. That’s all it is.
“So I get that when I see Will Ospreay and someone who’s rating the matches likes that kind of stuff. A lot of flips, a lot of back and forth, a lot of ‘This is awesome’ chants. I get that, 100%. But for me, the worker, I know what it takes to go out there and get over and make some big money.”
Booker T then added that he’d love to work with Will Ospreay and get the chance to teach him “the art of Shakespeare” in a wrestling sense:
“I’ll tell you right now, if Will Ospreay came to the United States, I’d love to work with that kid because, I think he could, I don’t know, he’s probably making big money right now, but I just think, over here in the States, I think he could really be a big star. I would love to work with that kid and really show him the detail [and] the art of Shakespeare. What’s crazy is, I’ve had this conversation with Will Ospreay, and I’m not saying anything that this kid, perhaps his mind would not be open to wanting to try.”
Will Ospreay will have the chance to get his shot at the IWGP US Championship and the man that beat him for the gold – Kenny Omega – when he takes part in a tournament to crown a new number one contender for the title.