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AEW Dynamite Recap: MJF Upstaged, Ospreay’s Bold Move, and Forbidden Door Preview

One big thing: Will Ospreay steals MJF’s thunder

AEW International Champion Will Ospreay interrupted MJF’s segment with Daniel Garcia, offering Garcia a shot at both the International and World Championships next week on Dynamite.

Why it matters:

• This unexpected challenge overshadowed MJF’s offer for a match at All In, potentially setting up future conflicts.
• It demonstrates Ospreay’s confidence heading into Forbidden Door, where he’ll challenge for the AEW World Championship.

Key moments:

• MJF offered Daniel Garcia a match at All In in Wembley Stadium.
• Ospreay interrupted, offering Garcia a shot at both his titles next week.
AEW World Champion Swerve Strickland was shown watching backstage, smirking at Ospreay’s premature offer.

Forbidden Door build-up intensifies

Several matches and segments set the stage for Sunday’s AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door event.


• Blackpool Combat Club and Los Ingobernables de Japon brawled after their trios match ended in disqualification.
• Jay White advanced in the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament, defeating Rey Fenix.
• Minoru Suzuki rejected Chris Jericho’s partnership offer, instead challenging him for the FTW Championship.
• Zack Sabre Jr. defeated Kyle O’Reilly, leading to a tense face-off with Orange Cassidy.

Main event showcases World Championship contenders

AEW World Champion Swerve Strickland and Will Ospreay teamed up to defeat the Gates of Agony, but tension remained high between the two.

Key takeaways:

• Ospreay and Strickland showed moments of miscommunication during the match.
• After winning, Ospreay grabbed Strickland’s title, prompting Strickland to hit him with the House Call.
• The segment highlighted the unpredictable nature of their upcoming championship match at Forbidden Door.

What’s next:

• AEW Rampage airs Friday at 10/9c on TNT.
• AEW Collision broadcasts Saturday at 8/7c from Buffalo, NY.
• AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door takes place this Sunday, featuring multiple cross-promotional matches.

What are your predictions for the AEW World Championship match at Forbidden Door? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

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