CM Punk isn’t the only mane who uses the GTS finisher. He has been more than open about the fact that KENTA did the move first, and now fans might finally see that long-awaited battle of the GTS moves.

Kenta recently tweeted out to say that he will only face CM Punk for the right money. It is possible that such an amount was reached for the former Hideo Itami.

Sean Sapp dropped a very interesting note behind Fightful’s paywall. It seems that AEW is planning for KENTA to work the Forbidden Door II event.

This week, NJPW star KENTA tweeted that he’d be interested in working the Forbidden Door if the money is right. It would appear that the money is right, because Fightful Select learned this week that the working plan was for KENTA to work the show. KENTA actually worked AEW Dynamite back in April 2021, teaming with Kenny Omega to face Jon Moxley and Lance Archer.


We haven’t heard that KENTA’s deal to appear at the show is finalized, but both companies are operating on the assumption that he is. However, the internally discussed opponent brings a different gravity to the situation. We’ve learned that CM Punk has been discussed as KENTA’s opponent, which could help bring closure to an over-decade back and forth between the two.

Throughout their careers, each man has taken shots at the other, emanating from Punk using KENTA’S Go 2 Sleep finishing move. KENTA said recently he no longer cares about that, but wants a lot of money for Forbidden Door.

CM Punk vs Kenta is a match that fans have wondered about for years. It appears that might be more possible than ever, but only time will tell if Tony Khan can lock down that dream match.

What’s your take on KENTA working against CM Punk? Will it ever happen? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

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