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NJPW's KENTA Still Wants A Match With CM Punk

Could a Go To Sleep battle be on the horizon?

New Japan Pro-Wrestling star KENTA has revealed he still wants a match against CM Punk. 

KENTA has had an issue with Punk for years ever since The Voice Of The Voiceless started using the Go To Sleep as his finisher and made it popular in the United States. KENTA was the wrestler who invented the move during his time in Pro Wrestling NOAH.

KENTA said back in 2019 that he wanted to face Punk and he reiterated his desire to have the match during a recent NJPW Tokon Shop Global virtual meet and greet.

After being asked which non-NJPW wrestler he would like to face, KENTA stated: "CM Punk. I'm gonna beat CM Punk. I'm the real Go To Sleep."

While the match wasn't possible in 2019, the match could take place in the future with Punk set to return to the ring in All Elite Wrestling. The Straight Edge Superstar hasn't stepped inside the squared circle since 2014 but he reportedly is "100 percent" going to debut at one of AEW's upcoming shows in Chicago, Illinois. 

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