AEW and NJPW supershow, Forbidden Door, announced on Dynamite

BY ZACK HEYDORN, PWTORCH ASSISTANT EDITOR

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AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling will present a special supershow together called Forbidden Door in Chicago on June 26 at the United Center.

On this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, Tony Khan and NJPW President, Takami Ohbari, appeared onstage to presumably deliver the news. Instead, Adam Cole appeared on the tron and gave out the information, saying he was the only one big enough to give that kind of news. In addition, Cole said he would face Tomohiro Ishii on Friday’s AEW Rampage in an Owen Hart Foundation qualifying match. Cole then introduced Jay White as his special guest. White walked onto the stage with Ohbari and Khan and cut a promo talking about how he helped sell out Madison Square Garden during New Japan’s last co-branded show venture with ROH in 2019.

AEW released a press release with ticket information moments after the television announcement. Tickets will go on-sale to the general public on Friday May 6.

“As the world continues to reopen, I’m making sure the Forbidden Door follows suit and we can finally give fans the dream events they’ve always imagined,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. “The United Center was home to one of AEW’s biggest events of all time, The First Dance, where CM Punk made his return to wrestling after a seven-year hiatus. This summer, fans of AEW and NJPW can expect the unexpected during this extraordinary, first-of-its-kind pay-per-view between our two incredible companies.”

“As we have done for more than 50 years, the power of pro-wrestling can energize people by fulfilling their dreams,” said Takami Ohbari, President of NJPW. “Now, it’s quite an important mission for us, the pro-wrestling industry as a whole. We are not only opening this door. We will show you NJPW’s genuine Strong-Style beyond the Forbidden door.”

Matches for Forbidden Door have not been officially revealed.


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