Former WWE Star Calls Out CM Punk & Chris Jericho For Match At AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door

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An Ex-WWE star is eyeing a showdown with either Chris Jericho or CM Punk in the very near future.

Following the success of AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door in June 2022, the cross-promotional event is due to return on June 25th. The show will take place during a period of excitement for AEW with the launch of Collision, and rumoured return of CM Punk, coming just days earlier.

As the event begins to move into view, stars from around the world have got their eye on appearing on one of the biggest shows of the year.

During a new interview with The Wrstling Podcast, NJPW STRONG star Fred Rosser was asked who he would like to face at the event. Rosser said that while he’d like to wrestle Jericho, facing CM Punk would resemble something of a “full-circle” moment as the star was his coach on the original NXT.

“Hm, who would I like to wrestle from their side. That’s a good question, I’m just focused with New Japan. Who would I want to wrestle? I’d wanna wrestle Chris Jericho, CM Punk, it would be full circle with CM Punk, he was my coach on the original NXT, which was like a game show, which I hated. He pretty much hated doing it too, during the time we didn’t really say two words to one another. Full circle, I’m a lot older, I’m a lot wiser. I’m like wine, I age gracefully with time. I definitely feel like working against [either of them], Jericho or CM Punk, would help elevate me.”

Fred Rosser was most recently in action against Juice Robinson at NJPW STRONG Resurgence.

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H/t to Fightful