07th Apr2020

‘Ospreay: The Rise of an International Pro Wrestler’ Review

by Kevin Haldon

Features: Will Ospreay, Cody Rhodes, Young Bucks, Ricochet, AJ Styles, Rey Mysterio | Written by Jack Williams, Ryan Carse | Directed by Jack Williams


Ospreay: The Rise of an International Pro Wrestler covers four years of up and coming british superstar Will Ospreays career. We see the story of Will Ospreay’s humble and somewhat hard-up early years, being told that his dreams of becoming a professional wrestler were pie in the sky; defying all of the odds to become not just the UK’s greatest wrestler but the argument could be made he is the best in the world. A deep dive into his rise, including interviews with some of the best in the business talking about the rise, the feuds, the bumps and the highest of highs. An unmissable documentary for any fan of wrestling with a ton of access of the man himself.

I don’t care if your a die-hard wrestling fan, a casual wrestling fan or someone who merely is aware that wrestling exists. It doesnt matter when it comes to watching a documenatary about a young British lad that has made his way from nothing, to being arguably the best wrestler in the world right now – a true inspiration. I’ve heard a lot about Will Ospreay but getting to watch his rise from the beginings on the indie shows like WCPW all the way to main eventing New Japan shows was a blast and having the story told from the perspective of some of the best in the business with interviews from Cody Rhodes, Young Bucks, Ricochet, AJ Styles and Rey Mysterio to name a few. Its truly impossible not to be impressed.

Ospreay: The Rise of an International Pro Wrestler is a fantastic documentary, with a lot of great interviews from the best of the best in wrestling today. It moves along at a steady pace and tells a great inspirational story. You can tell the film-makers are super into the topic, to the point you can almost feel them “Marking Out” behind the camera. One of the highlights of the documentary is a section that covers the relationship between Ospreay and Richochet, these two guys are easily the best at what they do so getting to see some behind the scenes goings on with them was cool.

Ospreay: The Rise of an International Pro Wrestler is a must watch documentary that I would love to see pick up an award or two as it makes it way around the festival circuit.


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