Claudio Castagnoli Says He Can’t Wait To Take Eddie Kingston’s Title And Wrestle At The Tokyo Dome

Claudio Castagnoli says he can’t wait to take Eddie Kingston’s championship at AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam.

In perhaps the most anticipated match in the eyes of fans for AEW Dynamite: Grand Slam, Eddie Kingston and Claudio Castagnoli will face off with both the Ring Of Honor World Title and NJPW STRONG Openwight Championship on the line.

Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Claudio discussed the bout.

“The chance to be a New Japan champion very much excites me,” said Castagnoli. “I wanted to go to New Japan after I left WWE, and I did–but I’d like to go again, and what better way than as Strong Openweight champion? It opens a whole new set of possibilities. And I am very proud to be the Ring of Honor champion. I learned a long time ago that you don’t need a belt to hold yourself like a champion. But when you do have one, you must hold yourself to a higher level. Tokyo Dome and Arena Mexico, those are two legendary venues that have eluded me throughout my career. I need to wrestle at both of those places, and I’d love to start with the Tokyo Dome at Wrestle Kingdom. I’m looking forward to taking this title away from Eddie–and wrestling at the Tokyo Dome is something else I’m looking forward to doing.”

Claudio Castagnoli

We will have to wait and see if Claudio will be able to capture the NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship or if Kingston will finally be able to dethrone Castagnoli.

H/T to Fightful for transcription

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