Rocky Romero is set to appear on the May 24th episode of AEW Dark: Elevation.
Posting on Twitter, AEW confirmed that the forbidden door has swung open once more.
Romero, a former IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion, will take on JD Drake. The show will also feature the bout between NJPW Young Lion Ren Narita and Royce Isaacs. Romero and Narita also both briefly appeared on the May 12th edition of AEW Dynamite.
Narita accompanied Yuji Nagata to the ring for his clash with IWGP United States Champion Jon Moxley, while Romero was shown in the crowd.
The #ForbiddenDoor is OPEN this MONDAY on #AEWDark Elevation at 7/6c – https://t.co/hJo8R1oJr9
– Main Event: @RealJDDrake 🆚 @NJPWGlobal Star #RockyRomero
– NJPW Young Lion @RenNarita_NJPW 🆚 @RoyceIsaacs
– @thunderrosa22 🆚#AshelyDamboise
– #theFactory's #QTMarshall 🆚 #Robopic.twitter.com/lselROpe3S
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) May 21, 2021
Romero has previously been critical of the relationship between AEW and New Japan. Speaking in February the NJPW Strong star said that the relationship “hadn’t been a good one.”
The May 14th episode of AEW Dark: Elevation will also see Thunder Rosa and QT Marshall in action.
May 24 – AEW Dark: Elevation
- JD Drake vs. Rocky Romero
- Ren Narita vs. Royce Isaacs
- Thunder Rosa vs. Ashley D’Amboise
- QT Marshall vs. Robo
- Scorpio Sky vs. Alan “5” Angels
All roads in AEW are currently leading to Double or Nothing on May 18th. At the event all major AEW championships will be on the line.
However, ahead of the spectacular it has been reported that Rey Fenix will be absent due to injury. Had Fenix been able to compete he would likely have been part of the giant Casino Battle Royale match alongside his brother Penta El Zero Miedo.