Will Ospreay reportedly had a line he wanted to use on Dynamite about CM Punk that was nixed by AEW

As seen during the April 10th 2024 edition of AEW Dynamite, Will Ospreay took a shot at Paul “Triple H” Levesque. The promo was said to have been “entirely” Ospreay’s idea and he was willing to “take full responsibility for it” when it was brought to AEW President Tony Khan.

Ospreay reportedly also had a line he wanted to use in response to CM Punk. In 2023, Ospreay got a tattoo of AEW All In’s attendance number and during ESPN’s post-Wrestlemania 40 recap, CM Punk asked The Miz if he was going to get a tattoo of Wrestlemania’s attendance number.

Fightful Select noted the following about Ospreay’s Dynamite promo…

“We’re told he ran the promo by several people backstage, and that at one point a shot at CM Punk was considered after Punk’s tattoo line last week. However, considering the nature of AEW Dynamite, many felt that was overkill and they decided against that.”

Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com also stated the following during Wrestling Observer Radio

“Okay, so here’s the basic deal. On Wednesday night, when I saw it because I didn’t know it was coming. Although I knew a lot of background of it right after it happened, I did not know it was coming. It was, ‘Oh, God, Tony.’ Again, everything on that show. It’s still all credit and all blame at the end of the day does go to Tony, that’s the reality. But it was very much this was not Tony Khan going, ‘I can’t stand WWE. I just want to devote two segments to just running those assholes down.’ Right. It’s like, that didn’t happen. In fact, one of them, Will Ospreay’s lines about Punk. They told him no, don’t do it, because it would be overkill. But he was he was not happy with [Pau] Levesque, he felt that they negotiated, he negotiated with them in very good faith never said anything bad about them at all. And felt, you know, just like, yeah, he took, the higher money offer. And the offer that allowed him which was very important him to live in England, when he talked to both sides.” (quote courtesy of WrestlingNews.co)