The Forbidden Door is now a thing of the past. On AEW Dynamite, Tony Khan announced a joint Pay-Per-View event titled AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door. The event kicks off this summer in Chicago, Illinois on Sunday, June 26th. It’ll feature dream matchups between AEW and NJPW’s rosters.
Tickets for the show go on sale Friday, May 6th at 11 AM/10 AM CT at AEWTix.com and Ticketmaster. The PPV is available in the US and Canada via the Bleacher Report app or on local Cable and Satellite providers. International markets can watch via Fite.tv, and Japanese customers can watch in on the NJPW World app or website with live Japanese commentary.
Here’s what Tony Khan had to say about the event.
As the world continues to reopen, I’m making sure the Forbidden Door follows suit and we can finally give fans the dream events they’ve always imagined. The United Center was home to one of AEW’s biggest events of all time, The First Dance, where CM Punk made his return to wrestling after a seven-year hiatus. This summer, fans of AEW and NJPW can expect the unexpected during this extraordinary, first-of-its-kind pay-per-view between our two incredible companies.
Takama Ohbari, President of NJPW had this to say:
As we have done for more than 50 years, the power of pro-wrestling can energize people by fulfilling their dreams. Now, it’s quite an important mission for us, the pro-wrestling industry as a whole. We are not only opening this door. We will show you NJPW’s genuine Strong-Style beyond the Forbidden door.
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