Now before you get excited, there is nothing to suggest CM Punk is actually planning on having a match with Will Ospreay, and in fact he asked fans not to get false hope.
However, that doesn’t mean we can smile and think about a world in which this match might happen.
Speaking in his first press conference after winning the newly unified IWGP World Heavyweight Championship, Ospreay called out Punk for a match.
“Before I was champion, a man who sparked a whole lot of interest in pro-wrestling, CM Punk said he’d like to face Will Ospreay. Now I have the biggest prize in pro-wrestling, so if you really want to prove you were the best in the world and not the best of a bad bunch, come over here and try and take this.”
Punk has now responded to Ospreay in an interview with Stephanie Chase of Digital Spy.
“I don’t want to give people false hope in answering Ospreay. But he’s for sure somebody that I’ve never wrestled before that interests me a lot more than, I guess, the corporate side of professional wrestling nowadays. New and different things are going to interest me more than doing the same old, same old. I always need new goals. I don’t know. Let’s see if he has it at the end of the summer and then ask me the question again.”
So we can go ahead and confirm CM Punk vs. Will Ospreay for Wrestle Kingdom next year.