Will Ospreay was interviewed by ESPN recently. He talked about when he would like to join WWE, being a mark, criticism for his match with Ricochet and more. Below are some highlights.
When he would like to join WWE:
"I just feel like right now it's not the time for me. Trust me when I say this, WWE has always been the thing I've grown up watching -- guys like Paul Heyman, who I've met, and Matt Hardy, who I've met. So many names who I can mention who have inspired me. The WWE will be the dream; however, I wanna go in there with a big splash. I don't wanna go in there and be thrown in the shallow end of the pool. I wanna be thrown in the deep end, and trust me when I say it, I'll swim."
Being a mark:
"I'm just constantly excited. The word we use in wrestling, we call the fans 'marks', and I'm the biggest mark out of all of them -- but I'm the one behind the curtain. I'm just a very excitable kid, man. I love being around it. I just wanna impress and do the best I physically can."
His match with Ricochet:
"Yeah man, it is what it is. I didn't expect it to blow up the way it did -- absolutely not, no way. I can see people's point of view from it, that it's not what wrestling is meant to be. But this is how I express my art; this is how Ricochet expresses his art. Like there are different forms of music and religion, there are different forms of wrestling, unfortunately. There's not just one style, there's loads of styles. Get used to it, because I'll be doing it a long time, if my body lets me."
Ospreay also talked about wrestling in Ring of Honor, New Japan Pro Wrestling and more. You can read the full interview here.