AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door is right around the corner and for a second year running it seems unlikely that STARDOM talent will be a part of the event taking place on Sunday, June 25th at the Scotia Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
At last year’s inter-promotional event, there was speculation surrounding New Japan’s sister promotion, the biggest Joshi promotion in the world getting involved in the inaugural supershow. But that was not to be and the only women’s match on the card was Toni Storm going against Thunder Rosa for the Women’s World Championship.
Leading up to this year’s show, there is once again anticipation about the stars of the Joshi promotion appearing at the PPV. However, that doesn’t seem too likely according to wrestling’s star provider Dave Meltzer. Writing in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Meltzer put the kibosh on any Joshi participation at the event.
Regarding any talk of Stardom wrestlers appearing, it’s very unlikely at this point.
According to those at Stardom, there has been no communication from AEW for 6/25, and even if there was, every top star in the company is booked on their PPV show the same day.
An interesting note is that from the Stardom side, they thought it was a dead issue because of the timing and that none of their wrestlers have Canadian visas, until they found out that entertainers from other countries including wrestlers don’t need working visas in Canada.
But Stardom had no requests or contact from AEW as of 6/14 and were strongly under the impression nobody from their promotion would be at Forbidden Door.
Several Dream Matches Are Taking Place At AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door
Despite no women’s bouts announced for the show, there are several never-seen-before dream matches going down at the pay-per-view.
Bryan Danielson takes on Kazuchika Okada in a first-time-ever fight. IWGP World Heavyweight Champion SANADA defends against Jungle Boy Jack Perry. MJF will (maybe) go head-to-head with Hiroshi Tanashi for the All Elite Wrestling World Champion.
Also, Kenny Omega faces Will Ospreay in the eagerly awaited NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 rematch for the IWGP United States Championship.