Your mental health is no joke. Everybody is dealing with something and that includes New Japan Pro Wrestling star and independent icon Will Ospreay.
The British star is often considered to be one of the best wrestlers on the planet. It seems that time and time again, he is featured on highlight reels across the world. That said, anyone is susceptible to pain and it seems that Ospreay is the latest victim in the ongoing battle that is mental health.
As the highlights we’ve featured below show, Ospreay is currently working the Best of the Super Juniors tournament for New Japan. He competed in a match against the up-and-coming Bandido in what many are calling an instant classic.
After the match, Ospreay reportedly got on the microphone and gave a speech to the fans. In said speech, as Dave Meltzer reports on the Wrestling Observer Radio, Ospreay confirms he is going through some major depression issues in his personal life. It doesn’t appear that the star really delved into any details, but that isn’t our business.
As Ringside News transcribes, Meltzer had the following to say on the situation:
“When he was in New York after the Bandido match he gave a speech, but he’s going through some major depression issues. There’s no doubt about it. He made it very, very clear and it was kinda like he’s going ‘I’m fighting for you guys who are going through the same thing I am.’”
‘It like ‘when I’m in the ring everything is great.’ He said ‘my personal life has been terrible.’ I don’t know what it is, but he said my personal life has been terrible he said it’s the worst year of my life.”
“He’s just really down — scary down in a lot of ways.”
Wrestling Rumors will continue to provide you any updates on the condition of Ospreay. However, if you are having any suicidal thoughts or showing any suicidal tendencies, please contact your appropriate suicide hotline. You can find a list of them here.
In the meantime, WWE Superstar Matt Hardy recently uploaded a short, yet powerful video onto his YouTube channel talking about strength and positivity. Given the situation at hand, it seems fitting that we share the video with you below.
Have you ever seen Ospreay compete? What is your reaction to this news?
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