In a recent interview with New Japan Pro Wrestling’s official website, IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay discussed several topics, including the pressure that he faces of being the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion.

“It’s made me more…obsessed maybe, I’ve wanted this for longer than I remember, maybe some people might not agree that I should be in this position, but it’s the culmination of the journey I’ve taken. Ibushi’s right, it is heavy.

Now, I’m looked upon as a history maker in the new age, I’m the first British holder of an IWGP Heavyweight Championship, and the first non-Japanese to ever hold the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, so I’m responsible for setting a standard and ushering in this new era.

I’m ready for that responsibility, I’m not willing to accept defeat. It sounds like a cliche at this point, but I’ve said it again and again, I am on another level, I am fully comfortable in my in-ring style, I’m dying to show people how ready I am to take on the world as the Champion.”

The interview is available in full at this link.