Is Marty Scurll jealous of Will Ospreay, or is this about a clash of ideas?
Will Ospreay talked to Wrestle Zone about one of his opponents, Marty Scurll. Osprey at one point said Scurll has been jealous of him because New Japan were looking at him at one point, but later lost interest because Ospreay and Okada had a incredible match.
Ospreay responded to a statement from Scurll saying that there was no character to Ospreay, only athleticism, and questioned why people would pay to see him:
In some ways, he’s right. What I’ll say about Marty is that characters will always fade out while talent will always speak volumes over any gimmick or any character. Marty’s character will fade, will fizzle, and he’ll have to keep adding layers and layers on top of it. Where in my mind, if he had talent, then he would never need a character in the first place.
In 2015, there was a tryout for New Japan. New Japan came over to England to look at three guys and I wasn’t even in the top three. They were looking at Marty. They were actually going to look at Kris Travis, but he had to retire because of cancer, and another gentleman who I can’t remember off the top of my head. They didn’t want either of them because they saw a young kid (Ospreay) go up against the IWGP Heavyweight Champion, Okada, and stand toe to toe with him. In that retrospect, I think Marty’s always been jealous.
I think Marty’s always been in my shadow, so he’s had to create this “Villain” persona to try and match what I can do in the ring. Because Marty knows he can’t do anything like I can do. I can do this forever. This is real easy for me, my movements, my move set, but for everyone else, it’s very difficult. For me, I just keep getting better and I keep adding stuff to the brand of the “Aerial Assassin,” so Marty has to find way to keep himself relevant while my matches will be good and great.
The two will battle each other, plus KUSHIDA and Hiromu Takahashi, in a four way match at Wrestle Kingdom 12 over the IWGP Jr. Heavyweight title.