Will Ospreay is in the middle of his biggest push to date with New Japan Pro Wrestling as he is the IWGP World Heavyweight Champion.
In addition to the top matches available to him in NJPW, he’s also looking to get a match that would be huge if it’s made and it’s against CM Punk.
The British wrestler appeared at a post-show press conference for Sakura Genesis and during it, he called out the former WWE star for a match with the title on the line.
”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 and come and take this.”
Punk made an appearance on the Swing & Mrs. podcast last March and during it, he noted that he would be interested in wrestling Ospreay, but a lot of things would have to line up perfectly to make it a reality.
You can watch the entire press conference by clicking on the player below (quotes can be found at the 18:25 mark):