KENTA is one of the most well-known Japanese stars in the world right now. He joined WWE back in 2014, where he was known as Hideo Itami. He doesn’t have a good relationship with CM Punk and it seems it decided to mock Punk after the latter’s apperance at NJPW Battle At The Valley.

Hideo Itami never quite had a memorable run in WWE as it was always plagued by injuries. It was around the same time when CM Punk infamously walked out of WWE as well.

Since Punk used the GTS move as a finisher in WWE for a long time, KENTA wasn’t allowed to use the maneuver during his stint in the company. Punk was also in attendance for NJPW Battle At The Valley.

KENTA won the NJPW Strong Openweight Championship at the same event. He then took to Twitter and mocked CM Punk, after hearing that he was in attendance.


I heard that my biggest fan in the world came to arena last night.I hope he enjoyed REAL Go2Sleep

CM Punk and KENTA are certainly no strangers to each other. CM Punk has openly credited KENTA for the idea of the GTS finisher as far back as 2012 as well. Despite this, KENTA still has beef with Punk and it is unlikely to end anytime soon.

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