Swerve Strickland On Will Ospreay: "That's Been My Little Brother For Years"

Swerve Strickland has known about Will Ospreay's greatness for over a decade.

Speaking with Grapsody (full interview above), Swerve shared that he doesn't have a list of matches that he wants to have. As it pertains to Will Ospreay, Swerve says that he's been telling everyone for over a decade that they don't understand how great he could be. The Mogul Embassy leader called Will a little brother and will get back in the ring with him, either as opponents or partners, whenever there is something up for grabs.

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"Man, I don't even have a list of matches I want anymore. I just go out and perform. I want to be the one on everybody's list. I don't want to make lists anymore. That's where my mindset is. [Will Ospreay], I've been there, done that, with Will since 2011/2012, when he was 19 years old. Even then I knew this is gonna be the best in the world. Y'all don't even know. Then, three years later, it was like [Best of the] Super Juniors. He won, and I'm like, 'Y'all still don't understand what this man has to offer.' Then three years later, like he's killing in Tokyo Dome. Then, I was like, 'Y'all still don't know what this man has to offer.' Now he's 30 years old doing what he did at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door with Kenny, and I'm like, 'Man, I told ya, I've been saying it. I've been singing his praises. That's been my little brother for years. In the UK, staying at his house with his parents and stuff. I've known all along like that dude was going to change the game, and sure enough, he did. He's always had my full support, so whenever we get like -- we just tagged actually this year on a Rampage randomly, so you saw us together but when the time is right, when we got some hardware to put up on the show for it. That's when I want to do it. I want to do it when it means something, when things are on the line when there's things to lose. I want to take. I'm a taker, I want to take something from you," Strickland said.

Ospreay has been a key member of the Don Callis family, helping Konosuke Takeshita and Sammy Guevara defeat Kenny Omega, Chris Jericho, and Kota Ibushi at AEW Wrestle Dream. It was recently announced that Ospreay will face Josh Alexander for the first time at the October 22 IMPACT Wrestling tapings.

Swerve is set to face Bryan Danielson on the October 10 episode of AEW Dynamite with the winner earning a shot at Christian Cage's TNT Championship.

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