Brand new IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay has ‘officially’ challenged CM Punk to a match for the new title. Ospreay is the second IWGP WHC in history and the first British star to hold the top belt in New Japan.
Speaking at a press conference following his historic win over Kota Ibushi at Sakura Genesis; Will Ospreay said that he wants to prove that he is the ‘best in the world.’
‘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’ The new IWGP Champion noted.
‘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’ Ospreay continued.
Will Ospreay vs CM Punk
CM Punk has previously said that Ospreay was an opponent he would consider facing. That was if he were ever to return to the squared circle. Punk made these comments during the Swing and Mrs. radio show, that was back in March 2020.
‘For people I haven’t ever wrestled before? I think Will Ospreay’ CM Punk noted on the show. ‘I would listen to your idea. But there’s ’” like, I said, there’s a lot of moving parts. But I’m busy doing other stuff.’
‘And nobody, I think, has found the right combination of ways to approach me’ Punk continued. ‘It’s not all up to me, ladies and gentlemen. It’s up to the people who actually run the companies.’
If this does come together, it would arguably be one of the biggest matches ever to take place in an NJPW ring…as much as that would pain the purists to hear.
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