Top NJPW Star Wants To Wrestle CM Punk

NJPW star KENTA wants CM Punk in the ring. The top Japanese star took to Twitter today and made a brief statement, making it known he wants a match with Punk now that it appears Punk is making his long-awaited return to pro wrestling.

“Give me CM Punk,” KENTA tweeted today.

The Punk vs. KENTA talk goes back to when Punk began using the GTS (Go To Sleep) finisher in WWE several years ago. Punk once acknowledged that he stole the move from KENTA, who had been using the move in Japan. KENTA has taken a few shots at Punk over the years during media interviews, but the two have never met in the ring. It looks like KENTA is still hoping to secure that match now that Punk is reportedly making his return to the ring.

Punk is expected to make his AEW debut on August 20 at the special “The First Dance” edition of AEW Rampage at the United Center in Chicago. KENTA made a surprise appearance for AEW in February of this year, making his AEW debut at the Beach Break edition of Dynamite back on February 3, attacking Jon Moxley. He then made his AEW in-ring debut on the February 10 Dynamite show, teaming with AEW World Champion Kenny Omega to defeat Moxley and current IWGP United States Champion Lance Archer in a Falls Count Anywhere match.