AEW might be giving us a big match soon, but not what you think-how about Kenny Omega vs. Will Ospreay? And, can you believe that Vince McMahon didn’t want Randy Orton?
Kenny Omega Vs. Will Ospreay
Yes, AEW is setting up for some huge matches…so what could we see first? How about Kenny Omega vs. Will Ospreay?
If you are a tad confused, let’s catch you up.
Yes, we did see Bryan Danielson recently debut and quickly oppose Omega and the rest of the Elite.
And it is true that just last week, Danielson and Omega got physical while discussing the AEW Championship.
But we may be seeing another, equally big match happen sooner. If not sooner, it’s simply a question of when, not if.
That match would pit Kenny Omega versus Will Ospreay.
In the recently released PWI 500, a list that means not a whole lot besides bragging rights, Kenny Omega was #1 overall.
Will Ospreay was #7.
Remember those bragging rights? Well, both stars are using the list to have some fun.
Ospreay used Twitter to fire the first shot:
I’d beat up number 1 any day of the week and twice on Wednesdays…..just saying https://t.co/VdZ26ul6rm
— ᵂⁱˡˡ ᴼˢᵖʳᵉᵃʸ • ウィル・オスプレイ (@WillOspreay) September 8, 2021
And, naturally, Omega responded.
Your promotion has been so ice cold since I left that not even Meltzer can convince his followers that you were part of any BITW conversation.
It hurts me, bruv. One of you dorks should have been the guy. Turned out a bigger dog was my only competition. https://t.co/VhqRWQQh6Q
— Kenny Omega (@KennyOmegamanX) September 8, 2021
Now, the beauty of the way AEW functions? They work with NJPW, which of course is where Ospreay hangs out.
That means that this match, of #1 versus #7? It can, and probably will, happen at some point.
Lots of other “dream” matches now possible within AEW, and it seems we get to add one more to the ever-growing list.
Vince McMahon Didn’t Want Randy Orton
Here’s something I bet you never expected to read, but apparently Vince McMahon didn’t want to sign Randy Orton.
Now, if Vince knew then how good Orton would be? He would have never hesitated.
The entire story came courtesy of Jim Ross, via his Grillin’ JR podcast.
According to Ross, when WWE was scouting a young Randy Orton, it was not a slam dunk decision.
The main issue, per JR, was that Vince did not like how Orton left the Marines.
Because of that, at first, Vince McMahon didn’t want to sign Randy Orton.
As he had with other Superstars, JR convinced McMahon to take a chance.He pointed out that Orton would be a multi-generational talent.
And, if Orton was a bust…he could be released with not much lost.
Looking at Orton’s career, it’s safe to say it worked out.
Randy Orton is one of the most-decorated Superstars of his-or any-generation. He is a surefire Hall of Famer, whenever he hangs up his boots.
But, if not for Good Ol’ JR, Randy Orton’s career could have unfolded quite differently.