AEW: New Trios Match with Mystery Competitor Announced for Sat. Collision Show, Matthew Jackson on AEW’s Growth, Will Ospreay on His Improving Promo Work

New Trios Match with Mystery Competitor Announced for Saturday’s AEW Collision Show

AEW CEO Tony Khan announced one new match for the card of tonight’s AEW Collision show at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

This new match announced was a Trios match of Lance Archer & The Righteous (Dutch & Vincent) vs. Claudio Castagnoli, Daniel Garcia, & mystery partner.

Current card for May 25th AEW Collision show:

  • The Lucha Bros (Penta El Zero Miedo & Rey Fenix) vs. The Gunns (Austin & Colten Gunn)
  • Trios match – Bryan Danielson & FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) vs. Satnam Singh, Jay Lethal, & Jeff Jarrett
  • Trios match – Lance Archer & The Righteous (Dutch & Vincent) vs. Claudio Castagnoli, Daniel Garcia, & mystery partner
  • Mariah May vs. Leyla Hirsch

Matthew Jackson Comments on AEW’s Growth Over the Past Five Years

A recent episode of the AEW Unrestricted podcast featured the Young Bucks’ Matthew Jackson as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Jackson’s thoughts about AEW’s growth as a company since its launch five years ago.

“It’s a big night. I mean, five years ago, we stood on that stage and we welcomed everybody to the first Double or Nothing, a show name that we created, actually. To see how far AEW has come, how much we’ve grown in those five years, it’s amazing, and I think a lot of people take it for granted. This is unprecedented what one company, a baby company like AEW has done in half a decade. It blows my mind. Sometimes I have to sit back and go, wow, and take it all in. In this business, we go from town to town, from show to show, we don’t get a chance to really smell the roses and enjoy and take it all in, and this is huge. I think one day, when we’re all retired and we’re all old, we’re gonna look back, and we’re finally gonna be able to go, ‘Wow,’ and to think that me and Nicholas did all on our own, that’s really humbling and really cool, and it makes me very happy.”

Transcript h/t:

Will Ospreay Comments on His Promo Work in AEW & Interest in Future Match with Ricochet

Denise Salcedo held a recent interview with Will Ospreay. One of the topics discussed included Ospreay’s thoughts about him feeling that he has improved his promo work a lot during his time in AEW.

“I would not put me down as a promo guy. I still don’t, in some ways, because I’m still learning. Where my ADHD has been a constant thing, I always have problems with eye contact. I really try to avoid eye contact a lot. I’m really trying my best to work on that and harness in on that and focus in on it. The fact that I’m doing okay, I wouldn’t say I’m doing incredible. I would say that I’m doing better than what I expected. I’m am proud of myself for that just because I’ve never been a promo guy. I’ve never even tried to hide that I’m a promo guy. I feel I’m getting a lot better.”

Ospreay also gave his thoughts about his interest in a potential future match with Ricochet and his belief that people forget how great Ricochet is as a high flying wrestler despite WWE not valuing him as such.

“I keep up with him all the time and sometimes I get a little bit sad about it. I hope he’s not sad and I hope he’s real happy. I keep up with him as much as I can, but I feel like people are forgetting who Ricochet was once upon a time. All of these high-flyers that you see, and myself included, we all took inspiration from Pac and Ricochet. The fact that they only value his time for under five minutes is appalling to me. I just want people to remember who he is. If you go and look at 2012-2013 Dragon Gate Ricochet, he was untouchable at the time. When it came to this generation of high-flyers, he was the greatest. He’s the greatest high-flyer ever. I know it sounds weird, but I do include put him on the same level as Rey Mysterio.”

Ospreay also gave his thoughts about Ricochet’s current contract in WWE and those in AEW who appreciate his work and are interested in having him join their company should he becomes available.

“I don’t know how much longer he has got in his contract, but I think it might be up soon, man, I don’t know. I want him to know that there are people here that genuinely appreciate his work and I want to wrestle him again. I want him back her. I want him to know that there isn’t a bar. You are the f–king bar. I just want to see him with more time and ability to showcase himself how I saw him. He’s one of the best going, and if the opportunity presents itself, I think he should bet on himself. I think he should remind himself that he’s one of the best high-flyers to ever do it. If it means he’s got to come for me, then do it, boss, because I’m right here waiting for you.”

Transcript h/t: 1 & 2