AEW President and CEO Tony Khan was set to reveal his huge announcement that has been teased a number of times in the past few weeks during last night’s episode of AEW Dynamite inside the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. According to Super J-Cast and Ringside News, the announcement AEW President and CEO Tony Khan was set to make on AEW Dynamite could be regarding a joint supershow with AEW and NJPW, which was rumored to take place in Chicago, Illinois, possibly during the third week of June.
The rumors and speculations turned out to be true as AEW President and CEO Tony Khan announced during last night’s episode of AEW Dynamite that All Elite Wrestling and NJPW will be joining forces to hold a supershow on Sunday, June 26th from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois and their supershow will be called “Forbidden Door”.
The segment started with AEW President Tony Khan and NJPW President Takami Ohbari making the colossal announcement, but they were interrupted by Adam Cole, who made the announcement himself and Cole also revealed that tomorrow’s episode of AEW Rampage will see him battle top NJPW Star “The Stone Pitbull” Tomohiro Ishii in an Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Men’s Qualifying Match. “Switchblade” Jay White, the leader of Bullet Club, also interrupted the segment and said that the unifying of NJPW and AEW is all about The Undisputed Elite and The Bullet Club.
All Elite Wrestling has had a working relationship with NJPW since the promotion was launched back in 2019 and since then top stars from both promotions have appeared on the other show such as Jon Moxley and Chris Jericho appearing in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), and Satoshi Kojima, KENTA, Ren Narita, Rocky Romero and Minoru Suzuki appearing in AEW. This upcoming supershow is the next step in the long and prosperous working relationship between the two sides.
There have also been teases of dream matches taking place sometime this year between top stars of AEW and NJPW such as top NJPW Star Kazuchika Okada wanting to go up against top All Elite Wrestling Stars CM Punk and Bryan Danielson and top NJPW Star KENTA wanting to face top AEW Star CM Punk and with the Forbidden Door Event now being announced, we could see these dream matches take place.
You can check out the announcements below:
.@AEW & @njpwglobal Announce First-Ever Joint PPV Event, #AEWxNJPW: #FORBIDDENDOOR live from the @UnitedCenter in Chicago on Sunday, June 26! Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6 at 10am CT / 11am ET at https://t.co/UN1cNj1kQq & @Ticketmaster— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) April 21, 2022
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.@AEW & @njpwglobal Announce First-Ever Joint PPV Event, #AEWxNJPW: #FORBIDDENDOOR live from the @UnitedCenter in Chicago on Sunday, June 26! Tickets go on sale Friday, May 6 at 10am CT / 11am ET at https://t.co/UN1cNiJJrQ & @Ticketmaster— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) April 21, 2022
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