On the June 21st edition of AEW Dynamite the card for Forbidden Door became a little clearer as several huge never-seen-before matches were made official.
During the show, it was announced that the Blackpool Combat Club – Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli and Wheeler Yuta will team with Konosuke Takeshita and NJPW’s Shota Umino – will fight a variation of the Elite in five-on-five action. The Youngs and Hangman Adam Page team with Eddie Kingston and New Japan’s feared Stone Pitbull Tomohiro Ishii.
In another original and historic match Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevera and Minoru Suzuki will clash with Sting, Darby Allin and a partner yet to be announced. Plus Toni Storm will defend her Women’s Title against Willow Nightengale and Orange Cassidy puts the International Championship on the line in a Faour-Way match.
CM Punk takes on Satoshi Kojima in a first-time-ever meeting. The duo were revealed as opponents in the first round of the men’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. Speaking of Punk, he made his surprise return to Dynamite to help out FTR and Ricky Starks against an attack from Bullet Club Gold. As the heels fled Punk took the mic and challenged the quartette to a match on Collision.
The four-on-four tag team isn’t the only big-time outing taking place on the June 24th episode of Collision as the Ace on NJPW stops by on his way to Forbidden Door.
Hiroshi Tanahashi Faces Swerve Strickland On AEW Collision
— The Realest Swerve Strickland (@swerveconfident) June 22, 2023
At Forbidden Door Tanahashi is challenging MJF for the World Championship, but before he does he takes on Strickland on the second edition of Collision. Both events take place in the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.
The lineup for Collision is as follows:
- Shane Swerve Strickland vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
- CM Punk, FTR and Ricky Starks vs. Bullet Club Gold and The Gunns
- Andrade El Idolo vs. Brody King
- Willow Nightengale vs. Nyla Rose – First Round of the Women’s Owen Hart Foundation Tournament
- Sting and Darby Allin reveal their Forbidden Door partner