Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jon Moxley for the interim AEW World Championship will be taking place at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door, and Tanahashi believes he’s going to be the star of the show.
During a recent interview with Sports Illustrated to promote Sunday’s pay-per-view event, Tanahashi commented on coining the term ‘Forbidden Door’ and why be believes he’ll steal the show.
You can check out some highlights from interview below:
On coining the term ‘Forbidden Door’: “I will be the star of Forbidden Door. I mean, I did think of the name after all. When I first used the term, it was three years ago, and AEW had really only just gotten started. I don’t think anyone really knew how they would develop, but they had some great talent behind them, and I knew we would be onto something great if we crossed over. So coining that phrase, it was my way of putting things into the universe.”
On his match with Jon Moxley at the PPV: “If it’s up to him, this will get wild. But I’m expecting that. I can fight fire with fire. He’s a good bit bigger than me, and he has a reputation for being a street fighter. But he’s really precise with every little thing he does. Moxley rarely makes mistakes, and I respect that about him.”