Fans who watch wrestling beyond WWE and AEW will know Will Ospreay as one of, if not, the best wrestlers in the world. Rollins says not so fast because one of WWE's own is better.
Over the last couple of days, Rollins has really gone to bat for WWE when it comes to the debate over which wrestling promotion employs the best in-ring performers in the world. He started by saying WWE had the "Best pro wrestling on the planet. Period." That response was met with a mixed reaction including from AEW's Chris Jericho who merely sent a laughing emoji in response.
When the Cruiserweights put on a tremendous matchup at Stomping Grounds on Sunday, Rollins went back to the argument nobody could touch WWE. He wrote:
"Doubling down. Best pro wrestling on the planet. See that Cruiserweight Triple Threat? And that’s just one night, one match amongst the many. Find anyone else alive who does what I do as well as I do it as often as I do it. Ya can’t.
Challenging anyone to find a better wrestler who can do what he does as often as he does it, after Stomping Grounds ended, one wrestler answered.
Indie darling Will Ospreay responded with "I'm alive." suggesting he's the one person alive who does what Rollins can do as well as he does it.
Rollins then responded with, "Ahhhh I'm sorry little guy. We already have a better version of you here and he just won his first US Title tonight. (Congrats @KingRicochet). Keep working hard though buddy!"
What This Means
The comments sparked a serious debate about who was right. Was Ospreay better but fewer people know it because he's not in WWE? Or, is Rollins right because he's one of the best wrestlers in the world and he's wrestling over 250 nights per year?
3 Different Champions.— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) June 24, 2019
3 Different Companies.
3 Different Contracts.
All busted our butts on the Indies.
Just be happy for one another & have a drink.#WWE #AEW #NJPW #INDEPENENT pic.twitter.com/SveZTYQFNW
Opsreay is known for his high-flying, high-risk style of wrestling, being nicknamed "The Aerial Assassin" and he's making a name for himself in New Japan Pro Wrestling and other indie promotions.