Seth Rollins & Will Ospreay Debate Who Is “The Best In The World” (Daily Digest)

Seth Rollins Will Ospreay
Seth Rollins Will Ospreay

Here is your spoiler-free wrestling update for Tuesday, June 25th, 2019.

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Seth Rollins vs Will Ospreay

Seth Rollins and Will Ospreay have been debating who is the best wrestler in the world and where the best wrestling in the world takes place. Previously, their debate was limited to Twitter but today an interview with Rollins appeared on SI.com and Will Ospreay spoke to Wrestling Observer Radio.

Here is a rundown of everything these two have been saying low the last few days:

Seth Rollins SI.com Interview

Seth Rollins then took part in an interview with SI.com which was published today. He spoke about comments Jon Moxley made on Talk is Jericho and other comments made by WWE critics as of late.

“Ambrose can do what he wants. He’s a big boy. He’s got his big boy pants on, he can go out there and say whatever he wants, but the bottom line is not everyone is equipped to handle the riggers of the WWE and the schedule and how it affects you mentally and emotionally,” Rollins continued. “Ambrose gave everything he had to the company for the entire time he was here. He put his heart and soul into the travel and the schedule and the injuries and the work in the ring and all that stuff, but at the end of the day, he took his ball and he went home or he went elsewhere, at least.”

Will Ospreay on Wrestling Observer Radio

Ospreay was then on Wrestling Observer Radio (taped last night, published today).

“I don’t care about being the best in the world, I just care about doing the best of my abilities,” Ospreay said when asked if he thought he was the best wrestler in the world. “If you ask me my genuine opinion who the best wrestler in the world is, I genuinely think it’s a toss-up between Okada and AJ Styles.”

“There is a list of guys that you could probably call the best in the world,” Ospreay said.

“I just want to wrestle and I want to prove that I do belong there in that list of guys,” he concluded.

On the G1:

“This is going to be different for me but I’m willing to take the challenge,” Ospreay said regarding entering the G1. “I’m excited, I’m actually looking forward to getting in the ring with some of these guys.”

Smackdown Tonight

WWE Smackdown/205 Live
June 25th, 2019
Moda Center
Portland, Oregon

Smackdown:

  • How will Kofi Kingston respond to Samoa Joe’s attack?
  • Who will Bayley’s next challenger be?
  • No announced matches.

205 Live:

  • No announced matches but Drew Gulak will seemingly be on the show.

Abby The Witch and Mercy the Buzzard Appear on RAW Last Night

Abby the Witch and Mercy the Buzzard briefly appeared in the background of 2 RAW scenes last night:

Bray Wyatt also posted the following on Twitter today:

Eli Drake – Chris Van Vliet Interview

Eli Drake sat down with Chris Van Vliet in a recently published interview. You can watch the interview in its entirety in the player below, or read the highlights below that.

On his departure from Impact Wrestling:

Back in January, I basically just let them know like ‘hey, I’m not intending to stay this year.’ I kind of let them know my intentions that I wasn’t planning to stay this year. I really thought about it last year and I almost left. I know they thought I was leaving, I thought I was leaving at one point and I ultimately decided to stay. I kind of came to the decision that there are a lot of options now. I wasn’t happy with how the first half of the last year went for me but I will say, the last part of the year was a lot of fun. Even though it was Ellsworth or whatever. Just doing what we did in New York, that play I had with the audience there and with him. It was so much fun. From then on it was a great time.

Drake addressed the issues he had with the intergender match with Tessa Blanchard:

So they announced the match and I had no prior knowledge of it. Nobody had said anything. I find out about it on Twitter. That’s not terribly abnormal, I don’t think. I think that it’s a more special situation though only because I know that somebody else had already turned that match down because of his own discomfort with it. I understand that they have pressure to announce events and get it out there. I completely understand that. I completely empathize with that … When I saw the announcement, I immediately emailed the necessary outlets and said ‘hey guys, I’m not comfortable doing this. I will wrestle anybody else on the roster, I’m just not very comfortable doing an intergender match.’ … I have amazing respect for Tessa Blanchard. I’ve told many people that she is easily the best female wrestler in the world. She’s so intense with everything she does and her facials and moves.

On the 12-month non-compete that Impact was going to enforce:

I don’t think that Ed Nordholm actually truly intended to uphold that. I only say that because he and I never had any kind of issues. Never had a cross word. We were always very cordial. I would almost say downright friendly in our interactions. I think it was just a matter of communications from other upper voices, so to speak. Who knows?

Has he heard from WWE?

I have friends there that I talk to but there haven’t been any formal offers made or anything. They’re probably sick of me by this point. We talked for the last 3 years and they made me some offers but the offer to stay at Impact was just better.