In a recent interview, CM Punk named Will Ospreay among potential opponents he would potentially get back in the ring for. Other names on that list included Rey Mysterio, John Cena, and Daniel Bryan, making Ospreay the sole name mentioned by Punk outside of the realm of WWE.
Recently, while speaking to WrestleTalk, Ospreay spoke in great detail about how he would like to see the match go down and what his thoughts were after being mentioned by CM Punk in the first place.
“Why me? I get this itch and I’m like, is he wanting to come back? I don’t know,” Will Ospreay began. “Then I start just messaging around, and I’m like is he pulling a Punk card on me? Am I just being f’ed with?, and people are like I don’t know dude, maybe. I sat there for a second and was like I’m just going to ignore it. I’m not going to say anything, and then he tagged me in on Instagram. I’ve never talked to him in my entire life. We’ve never said one word to each other. It was a tweet between us and I was like ‘is this going to happen?’
“‘I’m sitting there fidgeting and I’m like I brought Amazing Red out of retirement, could I bring CM Punk back. I’m going to try for it. I’m going to put it out there to the world. I will always be a Punk fan, the moment he said cross-legged on that stage. Jericho was huge when he came over to face Omega, we could only top that if we got Punk, and I think it can happen. I don’t want to say it’s in the pipeline. I don’t want to say there’s been words. I don’t want to say there has been phone calls between the offices because there hasn’t been. But there is a want from him to listen at least, and that is the only bit of hope I need to try and make this happen. I will behind over f’ing backwards and fold myself in half to try and bring back CM Punk.”
He continued, “He’s the only one that can make this happen. I’m calling his bluff here. I’m going to say just listen to my idea. Just listen to what we’ve got in mind. It’s one day, alright maybe three at max. You’ve got [a] well-advanced warning. January 4th. It can happen. Just pick up the phone. It can happen. I want people to want something outside of the realms of possibility. We’ve been told for years if Punk was ever going to come back it would be WWE. What if it wasn’t? It can happen.”
You can read the full interview at this link.