On the June 7, 2022 edition of AEW Dynamite, a Battle Royale opened the show. This match had high stakes; the winner of this match would face #1 contender Jon Moxley in the main event to determine a challenger for the Interim AEW World Championship at AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door on June 26. This past Friday, on AEW Rampage, AEW World Champion CM Punk announced he would be stepping away from in-ring competition due to injury, though he would remain champion. In the meantime, an interim titleholder will be decided at Forbidden Door. Kyle O’Reilly won the aforementioned Battle Royale, advancing to this week’s main event on Dynamite. Despite a valiant effort by the Battle Royale victor, the match was won by Jon Moxley, who will go onto Forbidden Door to challenge for the Interim AEW World Championship.
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Jon Moxley Aims for Interim AEW World Title at Forbidden Door
What to Know Following Main Event Victory on AEW Dynamite
Jon Moxley is only one part of the upcoming interim AEW world title match at Forbidden Door. On June 12, at New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s Dominion event, Hirooki Goto will face Hiroshi Tanahashi in an Eliminator Match, the winner advancing to Forbidden Door to face Moxley. Tanahashi made his first AEW appearance on the June 1 edition of Dynamite, appearing after CM Punk and FTR’s tag team victory. It appeared that Tanahashi issued a challenge to Punk for the AEW World Championship prior to the latter’s injury.
Moxley is no stranger to the AEW World Championship scene. He became the second world titleholder in AEW history, defeating inaugural champion Chris Jericho at AEW Revolution in February 2020, holding the title for 277 days. During his reign, Moxley defended the championship against such names as Darby Allin, Eddie Kingston, MJF, and the late Mr. Brodie Lee. Moxley would eventually drop the title to Kenny Omega at AEW Dynamite: Winter is Coming the following December.
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