Kenny Omega topped the annual PWI 500 list and that of course brought out responses from other wrestlers on the list.
Will Ospreay came in at number seven on the list, which is his highest ranking to date.
For Ospreay, he felt he should have been number one given his overall resume during the evaluation period, which included him winning the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
I’d beat up number 1 any day of the week and twice on Wednesdays…..just saying https://t.co/VdZ26ul6rm— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) September 8, 2021
Never one to back down from a little bit of Twitter banter, Omega responded.
Your promotion has been so ice cold since I left that not even Meltzer can convince his followers that you were part of any BITW conversation.— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) September 8, 2021
It hurts me, bruv. One of you dorks should have been the guy. Turned out a bigger dog was my only competition. https://t.co/VhqRWQQh6Q
Omega left NJPW at the start of 2019 to join AEW. The bigger dog refers to Roman Reigns, who finished second in the PWI 500.
Ospreay gave the following response.
Last chat we had was “you need to be the guy”— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) September 8, 2021
Since then you left we sold out MSG, sold more tickets at the Tokyo dome than ever before, and put on banger after banger.
A pandemic put the breaks on & you know it.
Open that door, let’s have this conversation https://t.co/vOIpsUktdt
Omega is the reigning AEW World Champion, coming off a successful defense of the belt against Christian Cage at AEW All Out.
After winning the title in April, Ospreay vacated the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship due to a neck injury in May. He recently returned to action, claiming to still be the champion and will compete on NJPW STRONG throughout the fall, but will not compete in the G1 Climax.
You can view the full top ten in the PWI 500 by clicking here.