Former WWE Superstar CM Punk has not been seen on WWE television since the 2014 edition of the Royal Rumble pay-per-view. He walked out on the company the next day and has not looked back since then. Following his WWE exit, many fans have been wanting to see Punk make his return to the company every year. CM Punk’s in-ring photo before WrestleMania 37 was also recently leaked.
After Will Ospreay beat Kota Ibushi for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at NJPW’s Sakura Genesis event, he took part in a post-Sakura Genesis press conference. During the conference, Will Ospreay mentioned CM Punk that certainly surprised fans. He then told CM Punk to come for his title.
”Before I was the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion, a man who sparked a whole industry of getting the wrestling world interested in, named CM Punk, was interested in facing Will Ospreay.”
“Well now I have the biggest prize in pro wrestling, so if you really are wanting to prove to yourself that you’re the best in the world, come over to here[pointing at the title] and come and take this.”
CM Punk had mentioned during the Swing and Mrs. radio show back in March 2020 that he definitely has an interest in facing Will Ospreay.
“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.”