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 appears that he hinted at confronting CM Punk on AEW Collision’s debut.

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.

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.

After a very long hiatus, it was announced on Dynamite this week that CM Punk will make his return during the debut episode of AEW Collision. KENTA took to Twitter and reacted to the announcement, as he made it clear he is free on June 17th – the date of CM Punk’s return.


I’m free on June 17th.

CM Punk even referenced his AEW All Out meltdown following his return announcement. Regardless, we will have to wait and see whether KENTA will end up confronting Punk on the debut episode of Collision.

What’s your view on what KENTA said? do you want to see KENTA vs CM Punk? Sound off in the comments!

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