All Elite Wrestling and NJPW held their Forbidden Door PPV Event last June 26, which was headlined by Jon Moxley defeating “The Ace Of NJPW” Hiroshi Tanahashi to become the Interim AEW World Champion. It was revealed by AEW President and CEO Tony Khan over a week ago that Forbidden Door would turn out to be a massive success as the Forbidden Door PPV drew more than $6 million in total revenue, $1 million in ticket sales and more than $5 million in PPV buys. Early estimates would also reveal that the show would draw between 125,000 to 127,000 PPV buys, but despite the PPV Event’s massive success, a number of top names from AEW and NJPW didn’t even appear on the show to most likely add to the PPV’s revenue and star power.
Top NJPW Star Tetsuya Naito is one of those huge names as he revealed on his NJPW blog that he wasn’t invited to compete or let alone even appear on the show. Tetsuya Naito also revealed he is “genuinely upset about” it and because of that frustration he didn’t watch any footage from the show.
This is what Tetsuya Naito said:
“Unfortunately I was not invited to the “AEW x NJPW” show that is being talked about all over the place. Not invited = not needed. Right? Because of that frustration, I haven’t watched any footage of this show. I’m genuinely upset about it.”
Shingo Takagi was the only member of Los Ingobernables de Japon to have a match at the Forbidden Door PPV Event, when he teamed with Darby Allin and Sting to battle AEW World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) and El Phantasmo in Trios action. There are rumors that this is just an angle or a setup for Naito to be a part of Forbidden Door II if the show does take place, but updates will be provided once it has been made available.