Huge CM Punk Match Being “Discussed” For AEW Forbidden Door

CM Punk at AEW All Out

The month of June is set to be a huge month for AEW. On Saturday 17th the promotion launches its brand new show Collision which features the long-awaited return of CM Punk.

Not only will the new show highlight Punk’s highly-anticipated comeback but it will also be headlined by his first match in nine months. The huge six-man tag match features Punk teaming with the AEW World Tag Team Champions FTR against the ROH World Television Champion Samoa Joe and Bullet Club Gold – Jay White and Juice Robinson.

Alongside the debut of Collision and Punk’s return, on Sunday, June 25th Tony Khan’s promotion joins forces with NJPW for the second Forbidden Door pay-per-view and of course, Punk’s involvement in the show is a major talking point.

Punk was initially scheduled to wrestle at last year’s inter-promotional event, which saw the stars from both companies compete in never-seen-before matches. One such match was meant to place Punk in the ring against NJPW’s Ace Hiroshi Tanahashi. However, due to an injury suffered on the June 1st episode of Dynamite Punk had to withdraw from the match.

Now, with his AEW return imminent it is being reported that “discussions” have taken place around CM Punk facing a longtime rival, KENTA.

CM Punk And KENTA Have A Long Running Rivalry

The rivalry between the two has lasted for years. The beef stems from the Japanese star accusing Punk of stealing his move.

Both wrestlers use the same move, the GTS, which has been a bone of contention between them for decades. KENTA is credited with inventing the finisher. During his time in Pro Wrestling NOAH, he perfected the move and used it across several other promotions, such as AAA and Ring of Honor.

Punk began using the move in the late-2000s during his WWE run, which kicked off the resentment between them. Back in 2011, the Japanese star stated in an interview with the Daily Star that Punk had stolen his move.
Despite the animosity, KENTA recently took to social media stating that he no longer cares who is the originator of the move, but will only step into the ring with Punk under one condition – a lot of money.