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AEW Dynamite Preview: Final Stop Before Forbidden Door 2024

One big thing: Champions unite before clash

AEW World Champion Swerve Strickland and AEW International Champion Will Ospreay team up against Gates of Agony just days before their title match at Forbidden Door 2024.

• This unlikely alliance pits the champions against Swerve’s former allies, Bishop Kaun and Toa Liona.
• The match serves as a high-stakes prelude to Sunday’s World Championship bout between Strickland and Ospreay.

Why it matters:

This tag team match adds an extra layer of tension and unpredictability to the upcoming championship clash, potentially impacting both wrestlers’ physical and mental states before their crucial encounter.

Breaking down the card

Trios showdown: BCC vs. LIJ

The Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Wheeler Yuta, Claudio Castagnoli) face Los Ingobernables de Japon (Hiromu Takahashi, Shingo Takagi, Titan).

• Bryan Danielson joins commentary, offering insight before his match against Shingo at Forbidden Door.
• This match sets the tone for AEW vs. NJPW conflicts at the upcoming pay-per-view.

Owen Hart Foundation Tournament: Jay White vs. Rey Fenix

• Potential for interference from The Bang Bang Gang or Death Triangle.
• Winner advances to the semi-finals, possibly setting up an all-Death Triangle finale.

Women’s trios match: Uneasy alliances

AEW Women’s World Champion Toni Storm teams with challenger Mina Shirakawa and Mariah May against Anna Jay and The Outcasts.

• Tests the stability of Storm and Shirakawa’s partnership before their title match.
• Mariah May’s loyalties are caught between her mentor and her friend.

Additional highlights

• Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Kyle O’Reilly in a technical wrestling showcase.
• MJF addresses the crowd before his match against Hechicero at Forbidden Door.
• TBS Champion Mercedes Moné speaks ahead of her title vs. title match with Stephanie Vaquer.

Why it matters:

This final Dynamite before Forbidden Door 2024 serves as a crucial build-up, potentially altering storylines and wrestler momentum heading into the cross-promotional event.

How do you think the tag team match between Strickland and Ospreay will affect their championship bout on Sunday? Share your predictions in the comments below!

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