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Will Ospreay just called CM Punk’s bluff

Over the past year, CM Punk’s stance on returning to pro wrestling has gone from “nope, not interested” to “probably not, but never say never”. During an appearance on Cody & Jen Decker’s Swing & Mrs. podcast, Punk was asked what it would take to get him back in a wrestling ring (you can see this clip in the quoted tweet embedded below).

After jokingly apologizing for getting retired baseball player Cody back into wrestling, the occasional WWE Backstage correspondent replied:

“The answer changes. It’s a very fluid answer. Currently, if the business was right and I had somebody that motivated me across the ring from me, I think, might be able to get it done. Nobody has dangled the correct carrot...

As far as people that I’ve worked with before, if there was a clean slate, if the money was right, I think a guy like Daniel Bryan, I would go, ‘I would listen to your idea.’ If you said John Cena, I’d probably listen to your idea. Rey Mysterio, I would listen to your idea.

For people I haven’t ever wrestled before, I think Will Ospreay, I would listen to your idea. There’s a lot of moving parts. I’m busy doing other stuff and nobody has found the right combination of ways to approach me. It’s not all up to me, ladies and gentlemen, it’s up to the people who actually run the company.”

This found its way to Ospreay, who like all of us has a lot of times on his hand right now. The New Japan star is down, and even threw a little shade on Punk’s current job talking about one company once a month...

The Aerial Assassin doesn’t have the book, and he’s certainly not writing contracts, so he can’t really ensure that “the business is right”. But...

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