AEW star Kenny Omega recently opened up on his opponent Will Ospreay at the AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2. ‘The Cleaner’ believes he is the benchmark and Ospreay needs to take his game up by a notch.
Omega and Will Ospreay have been engaged in a heated feud for a number of months. The rivalry started with the two taking shots at each other on social media and in interviews.
They clashed during the AEW World Trios Championship Tournament in 2022 before they finally faced off in a singles match at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17. There, Omega beat Ospreay to win the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship. Ospreay went on to earn a rematch with Kenny Omega by defeating Lance Archer at NJPW Dominion. Ospreay will get another shot at Omega at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2 on June 25.
Kenny Omega opens up on the matter
In an interview with Jay Onrait via TSN, Omega was questioned about Ospreay’s offensive comments about Omega’s homeland, Canada. The former AEW World Champion stated that every country has “despicable” people before he stated that he believes he’s the best wrestler, and he’s the benchmark. Here is what he said:
“I really don’t understand his beef with Canada. Perhaps it’s more Canadian people, and I think every country has some despicable people living within it. Sure, maybe I’m one of them. Perhaps the business has clouded my soul a little bit, darkened my heart. I’m not sure. I’m just here being me. What’s most important about all that is I still believe deep down that I’m probably the best wrestler and best representative on a worldwide scale of professional wrestling. So love me or not, hate me or not, I’m the benchmark.
“I know I’m the benchmark, so Will has to step up his game, and he has to show something much different than what he showed at Tokyo Dome because now we’re in Canada, and now this is probably gonna be his last chance to win his belt back. If he doesn’t, I really have no obligation to go back to Japan either, as much as I’d like to. So they just may lose one of their most prized possessions for an undisclosed amount of time. So it’s a very big match for Will,” Kenny Omega said.