WWE Hall Of Famer Demanded Bizarre Trilogy With Will Ospreay

Will Ospreay

Will Ospreay has recalled his unpleasant experience involving a WWE Hall of Famer that led to one of the most unlikely matches in modern times taking place.

In 2016 footage of a match between Will Ospreay and Ricochet went viral as they showed off their unparalleled athletic skills in the ring. But it wasn’t for everyone.

WWE Hall of Famer Vader blasted the match, noting that two high school gymnasts could have put on that show and lamented the fact that no man did anything that made it look like they wanted to win in the clip.

That, incredibly, led to Will Ospreay facing Vader at RevPro Uprising in 2016 with the WWE Hall of Famer picking up the win but it seems that the former WCW World Champion wanted more.

“A Horrible Experience” – Will Ospreay On Dealing With Ex-WWE Star Vader

Speaking to Chris Jericho on Talk Is Jericho, Will Ospreay recalled how he ended up sharing the ring with Vader and how Vader wanted to turn their rivalry into a trilogy:

Vader popped off at me, I didn’t think nothing of it, I was more like, ‘Thanks for the share, mate.’ He was burying (me vs. Richochet). He didn’t see the match. People just get mad. They got no reason to get mad, they get mad. I get it. I’ve been around it too much. At the time, it was the first legend that every buried me, so I was like, ‘wwwhhhhat?’

Then, guys like yourself [Chris Jericho], strange saying it now, but Seth Rollins stuck up for me, Regal [William Regal] stuck up for me. It was great, but it became too much to basically be like, I thought he actually wanted to fight me. We got into a group conversation with myself, Andy Quildan from RevPro, Vader, and basically sorted out the match.

For me, it was like a horrible experience. He’s not the nicest chap in the world. I don’t want to speak ill because he’s passed on, bless him, and he’s someone’s dad, all the best to the family, but he wasn’t very nice to me.

All in all, Chris Hero loved it. It was wonderful for what it was. Probably, at the time, it was my biggest one-match payday. So it was fun looking back on it, and it’s a good story to tell the boys. He wanted a three-match clause. He wanted to do three matches. I was like, ‘f*ck off.’ [laughs]. What more of a story can we do out of it? It’s the one match, you’re getting your pay day.

Vader sadly passed away in 2018 at the age of 63. The star was honoured with an induction into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2022.

Will Ospreay is set for a more conventional dream match at AEW Dynasty as he quickly makes himself at home in his new company.

h/t Fightful