Tony Khan promised another major announcement this week on AEW Dynamite. He was joined by NJPW President Takami Ohbari they were then both interrupted by Adam Cole who announced an AEW x NJPW crossover show titled “Forbidden Door”. The show will take place at the United Center in Chicago Illinois on Sunday, June 26th. Cole also announced he will take on Tomohiro Ishii this Friday on Rampage as part of the Owen Hart Foundation Tournament. Jay White the leader of the Bullet Club then made his way to the entrance ramp and referenced the last co-branded show that NJPW did the G1 Supercard which he main evented, and ended the segment by saying this is about the Undisputed Elite and the Bullet Club.
.@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
Full release – https://t.co/GYpShNYRjT pic.twitter.com/cKh4vC37w0
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) April 21, 2022
AEW x NJPW “Forbidden Door” Announced for Chicago
Tickets will go on sale on Friday, May 6th at 10 am central time. The show will be broadcasted live on pay-per-view.
Chicago has been an important city in the history of AEW. All In, which was a precursor to AEW took place in Hoffman Estates just outside of Chicago in 2018. All Out 2019 and 2021 took place there as well, and CM Punk made his return during Rampage at the United Center in August of 2021.
Multiple AEW talent have been working in New Japan Pro Wrestling. Jon Moxley held the IWGP United States Championship twice after he signed with AEW. Both Moxley and Wheeler Yuta competed at the NJPW Windy City Riot event this past weekend, with Moxley defeating Will Ospreay in the main event. Eddie Kingston also appeared at the show and challenged Tomohiro Ishii to a match at the Capital Collision event in Washington DC. Kingston and AEW roster mate Daniel Garcia also made appearances on the latest NJPW STRONG tapings, continuing their rivalry from AEW in an NJPW ring.
Stay tuned to Last Word on Sports for more AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door updates as they become available.
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