Will Ospreay had an eventful night at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door.
After defeating Orange Cassidy, in a match that he said stole the show, Ospreay was confronted by Katsuyori Shibata.
Shibata returned to the ring for his first official match since being forced to retire in 2017 due to a subdural hematoma at Wrestle Kingdom 16, defeating Ren Narita. He previously wrestled an exhibition bout against Zack Sabre Jr at NJPW G1 Climax 31 Finals.
Speaking to Wrestle Inn, Ospreay addressed Shibata confronting him at Forbidden Door.
"I feel like I've had that for a while, knocking off his Dojo boys and calling him a 'dickhead.' I let him get the one up there, I just had a 16-minute barnburner, I'm exhausted. Don't get in my way again. The way I see things is, you're lucky to be alive as it is. People are probably getting excited, but do you really want to put him against a guy whose finisher is an elbow to the back of the skull? I'm not going to engage with Shibata in a grappling match, do you think I'm some type of mad grappler? I know what I need to do and I stick to my ability. I'm not going to put myself in a situation where there is no chance of me winning a match. If we're gonna wrestle, it's going to be a normal pro wrestling rules match. I need you to sign something [a waiver]. If you get in the ring with me, I'm going to hit that elbow. That's been the difference-maker. I need him to sign a waiver. I need the therapy after, that waiver needs to pay for the therapy I'm going to need," said Ospreay, hinting that he would effectively end Shibata.
A bout between Shibata and Ospreay has not been officially announced.
Elsewhere during the interview, Ospreay responded to recent comments made by Kenny Omega. You can find Ospreay's comments by clicking here.
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