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When asked about his possible AEW Championship Opponents at the upcoming AEW x NJPW pay-per-view, CM Punk first thought of the upcoming All Elite Wrestling x New Japan Pro-Wrestling crossover event. The card will feature a number of dream matches, including one in Chicago in CM Punk’s hometown. Punk still full of emotion following his main event victory over former ROH World champion “Hangman” Adam Page, revealed some of the possible matches he could have at the event.
“I think [Kazuchika] Okada, [Hiroshi] Tanahashi, [Will] Ospreay, guys like that I’m looking forward to stepping into the ring with,” Punk said. “AEW talent — I always think number one with a bullet is going to be Bryan Danielson. I’ve never wrestled Jon Moxley — I’ve wrestled Dean Ambrose, so that’s an interesting match up. There’s still guys on my list that I’ve never wrestled with, Jungle Boy, Ricky Starks. I could probably finish out my career wrestling FTR every day for the rest of my life, and it could be different and fun every single time. Will Hobbs is another guy that I think has all the potential in the world.
“We’ve got a really stacked roster. It’s almost a crime that we can’t do everybody justice at once, but I think we’re getting there with baby steps. I think we’re learning. I think we make mistakes, but instead of dwelling on it and punishing other people or ourselves, I think we move on and try to learn from things. But Bryan Danielson will probably be the first guy that comes to mind. Very selfishly, I’d love to wrestle him.”
Punk captured the WWE Title for the first time in four years on Monday night, beating Brock Lesnar in Chicago. The victory marked the end of a 434-day reign by The Beast as he walked away to ringside after his defeat.