Will Ospreay, the IWGP UK Champion, recently spoke about his upcoming match against Yota Tsuji and the significance of the IWGP United Kingdom Championship. Ospreay, who has been hailed as one of the best professional wrestlers in the world, discussed his thoughts on holding a title with another country’s flag and his desire to be recognized as the best in the world. With a string of high-profile victories under his belt, Ospreay is determined to prove himself against Tsuji and establish his own legacy with the UK Championship.
One of the key points Ospreay made during the interview was his decision to rebrand the IWGP US title as the IWGP UK belt. He believes that the US title is only credible and special in his hands, and therefore, he sees no reason to carry a belt with another country’s flag. This decision reflects his confidence in his abilities and his desire to represent his home country.
Ospreay also addressed the question of why he has the IWGP UK Championship while SANADA holds the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. He emphasized that being the World Heavyweight Champion should mean being the best of the best, and in his opinion, SANADA has not proven himself to be on that level. Ospreay pointed out that he has defeated top names like Kenny Omega, Kazuchika Okada, Shingo Takagi, and Chris Jericho, and he questions why he has not been given a world title match.
When asked about his future and the role of Japan and the Japanese fans in it, Ospreay expressed his gratitude for the country’s impact on his growth as a professional wrestler. He acknowledged the importance of his family and the need to do what is right for him, but he also emphasized that Japan will always hold a special place in his heart. Ospreay believes that his value and price have gone up, and he is seeking not only more money but also more respect in the industry.
Regarding his upcoming match against Yota Tsuji, Ospreay acknowledged that Tsuji has shown improvement and a newfound fire. However, he still doubts Tsuji’s ability to defeat him and make the IWGP UK Championship mean something. Ospreay believes that he is the best wrestler in the world right now and wears the championship with pride, representing the UK on a global stage.
Throughout the interview, Ospreay emphasized his belief that he is on another level compared to other professional wrestlers. He takes pride in his in-ring abilities and the impact he has had on the wrestling world. Ospreay mentioned that he has turned every hero he has had into a rival and beaten them, showcasing his dominance and skill.
As the IWGP UK Champion, Will Ospreay is determined to carve out his own legacy and prove himself as the best in the world. With his upcoming match against Yota Tsuji, he aims to defend the IWGP UK Championship and continue to elevate the status of British wrestling on the global stage.
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