In the summer of 2019, Will Ospreay and Seth Rollins got into a Twitter beef over who has the best wrestling. Rollins kicked things off, saying WWE has the best wrestling in the world and proclaiming himself as the best and most consistent wrestler.
Ospreay chimed in, noting that he is alive. Rollins responded by calling Ospreay a "worse version of Ricochet" and then brought up their respective bank accounts. There was a heavy backlash against Rollins, but Ospreay cashed in by making a "little guy" t-shirt, playing off a comment made by Rollins. In the end, Rollins issued a public apology.
"He apologized. I WON A TWITTER FIGHT! I went from being the worst guy on Twitter to...probably still (at the bottom) but at least I'm not the worst guy on Twitter anymore," said Ospreay in an interview with Chris Van Vliet. "I heard rumors that Paul Heyman told him to apologize. Heyman is a big supporter of mine. I don't know if that's true. There's rumors going around backstage and I've got guys who are friends with Seth Rollins in New Japan who told me this. I don't know if it's true, but it sounds about right. I've never met Seth at all. I've always been a fan of him when he was in Ring of Honor. When he said that, at first, I didn't think anything of it. 'Whatever, he makes more money, good on him.' But I was reading it over and over and was like, 'He kind of did slag me off a little, didn't he?' Calling me a shit version of Ricochet. 'Well, that hurt.' (Making more money) doesn't make you better. No one is better in wrestling. It's a cooperative sport. At the end of it, if someone apologized, I let it go. Next time we're in the same area, if he comes to Tokyo with WWE, let's go get dinner. I don't like holding grudges."
Ospreay went on to say that Rollins only issued a public apology and didn't send him a DM or anything, but he was fine with that.
"When the Ricochet match came out, he did speak highly of it. And I was very thankful for that. I'm sure I've said if I could wrestle anyone in WWE, it would be him. The fact that he publicly apologized, that's all I care about. I don't need a DM like 'uhhh, I'm sorry.' It's banter. At the end of it, I sold a lot of t-shirts. He made me loads of money. Cheers."
Rollins has said in interviews following the spat with Ospreay that he pushes back when he feels disrespected, which how everything with Ospreay came about. You can read his full comments by clicking here.
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