Hiroshi Tanahashi was originally scheduled to face CM Punk at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door, but that will no longer be taking place due to Punk’s foot injury.
Tanahashi recently spoke with Tokyo Sports and invited CM Punk to face him at Wrestle Kingdom 17, which takes place in early 2023. He said,
“1.4 Wrestle Kingdom. Punk owes me one. I’d like to invite him to Japan. I’ve been to the US a lot, so come here with a special price. Tokyo Dome is a prestigious stage.”
Wrestle Kingdom 17 will take place on January 4th (and likely 5th) at the Tokyo Dome.
You can check out this week’s episode of AEW Dark: Elevation below. The following matches are featured:
* Death Triangle vs. The Wingmen
* Nyla Rose & Serena Deeb vs. Skye Blue & Miyu Yamashita
* Frankie Kazarian vs. Serpentico
* Aaron Solo, Anthony Ogogo, Nick Comoroto, & QT Marshall vs. John Silver, Pres10 Vance, Alan ‘5’ Angels, & Alex Reynolds