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News On Original Plans For The Young Bucks At Forbidden Door

All Elite Wrestling and NJPW held their Forbidden Door PPV Event this past Sunday night, with several huge matches taking place on the show and a number of huge stars competing on the event. The card was stacked from top to bottom, including the Forbidden Door Buy-In Pre-Show, which was headlined by Gunn Club (Billy Gunn, Austin Gunn and Colten Gunn) teaming with Max Caster to battle and beat NJPW’s L.A. Dojo (The DKC, Kevin Knight, Alex Coughlin and Yuya Uemura) in an 8-Man Tag Team Match, while the PPV Event itself was headlined by Jon Moxley facing “The Ace Of NJPW” Hiroshi Tanahashi in an Interim AEW World Championship Match and walking out of the match as the Interim AEW World Champion.

New AEW World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson), who defeated Jungle Boy and Luchasaurus during the Road Rager episode of AEW Dynamite last June 15th in a Ladder Match to become the only team in AEW history to capture the AEW World Tag Team Championships twice competed at Forbidden Door as well, when they teamed with NJPW Star El Phantasmo against Shingo Takagi, Sting and Darby Allin in Trios action, but would unfortunately come out of the match on the losing end.

The Forbidden Door PPV Event also saw FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) win the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Titles by beating The United Empire’s Jeff Cobb and Great-O-Khan and Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero and Trent Beretta) in a Winners Takes All 3-Way Match for both the ROH World and IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Titles, but that was reportedly not the original plans for the AEW World Tag Team Champions Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson of The Young Bucks as well as for the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Titles.

Dave Meltzer noted on a recent edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter that NJPW booker Gedo had the current AEW World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) scheduled to face The United Empire’s Jeff Cobb and Great-O-Khan, who were the IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions at the time, in an AEW vs. IWGP Tag Team Titles Winners Takes All Match, with The Young Bucks walking out as both the AEW World and IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, but those plans did not happen and were changed, with The Young Bucks being on board with that change as it seemed like a cool story for FTR to have the IWGP, ROH and AAA Tag Team Championships simultaneously.

There are plans to have a match between FTR and the Young Bucks somewhere down the line with all four tag team championships set to be defended, but there is no word yet on when that match will be taking place or if the match will still be happening sometime in the future, though if the match does end up happening, then this will be the first time in the history of pro wrestling that a match such as this will take place.

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