AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling are set to come together to put on an incredible supershow, here’s all the information for Forbidden Door!
Tony Khan teased one of his famous big announcements on the 20th of April edition of AEW Dynamite. Khan introduced NJPW President Takami Ohbari to the stage but before any announcement could be made, Adam Cole appeared on the big screen to announce a supershow between the two companies called Forbidden Door.
The name is of course in reference to the term coined by Hiroshi Tanahashi during his feud with then AEW World Champion Chris Jericho. The two men met at Wrestle Kingdom 14 with the stipulation that if Tanahashi had won he’d meet Jericho again this time for the AEW Title, thereby slipping through the Forbidden Door as the relationship between the companies was seemingly frosty at best.
But times have changed and now the best of AEW and the best of NJPW will do battle to see which company will come out on top!
Read the five things we’d like to see at Forbidden Door and find out everything you need to know below.
When is AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door?
Forbidden Door takes place on Sunday June 26th, 2022 live from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois – the same arena that saw CM Punk make his return to wrestling in August 2021.
How to watch AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door live stream
With Forbidden Door selling out the United Center in very short order, the only way to catch the show if you don’t have a ticket is from the comfort of your own home.
AEW x Forbidden Door start time
Forbidden Door will start at 8pm ET in the US and 1am in the UK.
The ‘Buy In’ pre-show will start an hour before at 7pm ET and 12am BST in the UK, and stream live via AEW’s YouTube channel.
AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door match card
- Jon Moxley vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi for the interim AEW World Championship
- Will Ospreay (c) vs. Orange Cassidy for the IWGP United States Championship
- Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Toni Storm for the AEW Women’s Championship
- FTR (c) vs. Jeff Cobb & Great O-Khan (c) vs. Roppongi Vice for Winner Takes All ROH and IWGP Tag Team Championships
- PAC vs. Miro vs. Malakai Black vs. Clark Connors for the AEW All-Atlantic championship
- Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Mystery Opponent of Bryan Danielson’s choosing
- Eddie Kingston, Shota Umino & Wheeler Yuta vs. Chris Jericho, Minoru Suzuki & Sammy Guevara
- Dudes With Attitudes (Sting, Darby Allin, & Shingo Takagi) vs. Bullet Club (The Young Bucks, & El Phantasmo)
- Pre-Show: Max Caster & The Gunn Club (Austin Gunn, Billy Gunn & Colten Gunn) vs. Alex Coughlin, Kevin Knight, The DKC & Yuya Uemura