Styles make fights.
In a video package on AEW Collision, Claudio Castagnoli issued an open challenge for AEW WrestleDream. The open challenge was answered by Josh Barnett.
The bout was made official and will be part of AEW WrestleDream Zero Hour.
This will mark Claudio's first singles bout since losing the ROH World Title to Eddie Kingston at AEW Dynamite Grand Slam. This will be Barnett's first match in AEW. He previously offered his services to help keep the discipline backstage in AEW. Barnett is a former MMA fighter and UFC champion.
AEW WrestleDream will pay tribute to Antonio Inoki, who famously blended MMA and pro wrestling together. Barnett has competed for Inoki Genome Federation and runs Bloodsport, a hybrid MMA and wrestling event.
Fans can check out the current lineup for AEW WrestleDream by clicking here.