In a press conference to promote the NJPW New Beginning In Osaka event, Will Ospreay discussed several topics, including the event being his final match for the company.
“This has been the greatest 8 years of my life, I can not express to you all how thankful I am that I got to grow up in Japan, I am so thankful that I’ve got to become a man in front of all of you guys, I never thought that this day was ever going to come, I could have sworn that I was going to be here for the rest of my life and I would have had no problem with that.
As tradition would normally go, I would normally be in a single match, or do something traditional, but I mean let’s be real, look at the five of us, there’s nothing traditional about us, we were never meant to get to this position, we broke every single barrier that we physically could, everyone said at first, these guys don’t fit well together, what’s the look, what’s the image, allow me to tell you what the image was.
In 2020, when COVID hit and all of us, every single one of us, not just as this table but backstage, all we wanted was to hear your voices, I can’t tell you how many years that COVID era took off my life man, all I wanted to hear were your voices, it’s funny, we’ve only heard your voices officially now since May 2023, we got your voices back, but throughout that time, we were your voice.
When you needed the best professional wrestlers that New Japan has to offer, we stepped up and those posers back there benefitted off of our backbreaking work, I refuse to let some five slobs that are trying to live up to the name BULLET CLUB try and take this night away from me.”
The full press conference is available at this link.