Will Ospreay

Will Ospreay vs Ricochet

At Best of the Super Juniors Night 6, the wrestling world got sent for a spin when Will Ospreay and Ricochet went at it in the main event. All anyone has been talking about the past two days has been The Match, with people ranging from Vader to William Regal chiming in. I even saw an article about it on the front page of Yahoo. If for some reason you haven’t seen it yet, what are you waiting for?

A LOT of opinions coming in about the match are from people who obviously haven’t watched it. Instead, what they’ve seen are gifs. To be fair, this might be one of the most gif-able matches ever. In particular, there’s The Gif. I’m having trouble embedding, so click here if you haven’t seen it yet. There are two general reactions to that clip. It’s either “Holy shit that was awesome!” or “That looked ridiculous.” I fall firmly in the first group, and thought the match was amazing. Not as good as Kamaitachi vs Dragon Lee from earlier this year, but a match that will be far more remembered.

Before getting into the rest of the match, I’ll talk about that gif just a bit more. The main complaint, and the one Vader makes, is that there is no storytelling in the match, it’s just a bunch of flips, and no one looks like they are trying to hurt each other. Actually, the main complaint is that it’s not “realistic,” but that is a complaint that can be safely disregarded, as always. Remember, the most unrealistic move in professional wrestling is the Irish Whip. Anyways, people making the first complaint have most likely not watched the match, because it’s pretty obvious where the story is and why they do what they do. (more…)