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AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2023

AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2023

Date:
June 25, 2023
Location:
ScotiaBank Centre in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Highlights:

  • In a shocking and exceedingly rare moment, Kazuchika Okada tapped out clean to Bryan Danielson while in a modified LeBell Lock in the main event.
  • Many fans considered Kenny Omega vs. Will Ospreay the match of the night, and candidate for Match Of The Year. Don Callis interfered several times to help Ospreay regain the IWGP United States title.
  • A match between Adam Cole and Tom Lawlor was scheduled, but cancelled because of Cole succumbing to an undisclosed sickness.
  • After losing to Sanada, Jungle Boy turned heel by hitting Hook with a stiff clothesline.
  • CM Punk had some support, but most of the crowd booed him mercilessly throughout his match with Satoshi Kojima.
  • MJF used the Dynamite Diamond Ring behind the referee’s back to retain his title against Hiroshi Tanahashi.

Event Card

IWGP UNITED STATES HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Will Ospreay defeated Kenny Omega to become the new champion

SINGLES MATCH:
Bryan Danielson defeated Kazuchika Okada via submission

IWGP WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Sanada (c) retained against “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry

AEW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
MJF (c) retained against Hiroshi Tanahashi

[ZERO HOUR] – WOMEN’S OWEN HART CUP TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND MATCH:
Athena defeated Billie Starkz

TRIOS TAG TEAM MATCH:
Sting, Darby Allin, and Tetsuya Naito defeated Jericho Appreciation Society (Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara) and Minoru Suzuki

10-MAN TAG TEAM MATCH:
The Elite (“Hangman” Adam Page, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson), Eddie Kingston, and Tomohiro Ishii defeated Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Wheeler Yuta, and Claudio Castagnoli), Konosuke Takeshita, and Shota Umino

MEN’S OWEN HART CUP TOURNAMENT FIRST ROUND MATCH:
CM Punk defeated Satoshi Kojima

AEW INTERNATIONAL CHAMPIONSHIP FOUR-WAY MATCH:
Orange Cassidy (c) retained against Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Katsuyori Shibata vs. Daniel Garcia

AEW WOMEN’S WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH:
Toni Storm (c) retained against Willow Nightingale

[ZERO HOUR] – TRIOS TAG TEAM MATCH:
Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi, Bushi, and Hiromu Takahashi) defeated United Empire (Jeff Cobb, Kyle Fletcher, and TJP)

[ZERO HOUR] – SINGLES MATCH:
El Phantasmo defeated Stu Grayson

[ZERO HOUR] – TRIOS TAG TEAM MATCH:
Mogul Embassy (Swerve Strickland, Toa Liona, and Bishop Kaun) defeated Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero and Trent Beretta) and El Desperado