By Jason Powell, ProWrestling.net Editor (@prowrestlingnet)
WWE Universal Champion Seth Rollins and IWGP Jr. Hvt. Champion Will Ospreay continued their social media exchange on Monday night. “Fact of the day: Will Ospreay wrestled more matches in 2019 than (Seth Rollins),” Ospreay wrote. “Catch up little guy.”
Rollins replied: “I mean if you wanna talk numbers we can compare bank accounts too. P.S. That’s counting a month off with a broken back… buddy.”
Powell’s POV: I give this round to Ospreay, as Seth’s money line is a turnoff and he’s the one who originally wrote: “Find anyone else alive who does what I do as well as I do it as often as I do it. Ya can’t.” Chris Jericho also responded to Rollins dubbing Ospreay “little guy” in the initial exchange by pointing out that Ospreay is actually taller than Rollins (Ospreay is wisely marketing a “little guy” t-shirt). Even Baron Corbin got involved by claiming he worked more matches than Ospreay, then added that he doesn’t actually know who Ospreay is.
While the jabs may continue, it’s worth nothing that Ospreay also retweeted a quote from his forthcoming ESPN interview with Marc Raimondi in which he stated: “I think it’s just a little bit of friendly banter. I love Rollins. Rollins is the absolute don. He’s the man, you know what I mean? He’s one of the best wrestlers ever – period. But you asked the question. You asked, find me someone alive. As far as I’m concerned, I’m breathing. There’s oxygen in my lungs. I think the last time I heard about an amazing Seth Rollins match was his one against AJ and if you can’t get a good match out of AJ Styles, then I think you should leave the planet.”
Fact of the day:
Will Ospreay wrestled more matches in 2019 THAN @WWERollins
Catch up little guy 😘 pic.twitter.com/GH9ywGGGlm
— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) June 25, 2019
I mean if you wanna talk numbers we can compare bank accounts too.
P.S. That’s counting a month off with a broken back…👍🏼 buddy.
— Seth Rollins (@WWERollins) June 25, 2019
— Chris Jericho (@IAmJericho) June 25, 2019
More important fact Baron Corbin has wrestled more matches in 2019 THAN Will Ospreay.
— Baron Corbin (@BaronCorbinWWE) June 25, 2019
I chatted with @WillOspreay tonight for the NJPW G1 Climax preview I’m writing for ESPN (coming next week!). I asked Ospreay about his Twitter back and forth with Seth Rollins and here’s what he had to say: pic.twitter.com/MijxE2kdtW
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) June 25, 2019
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