During a recent appearance on “The Sessions with Renee Paquette” podcast, AEW star Jon Moxley commented on the “Forbidden Door” term and being a “good neutral party” between AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling when things weren’t good between the two companies.
You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:
On the term “Forbidden Door”: “Everybody is using it, but now, it’s not ‘forbidden’ anymore because now there’s a nice little working relationship. So, the door’s not ‘forbidden.’ There are ‘forbidden doors’ but there does not exist one between AEW and New Japan.”
On acting as a good neutral party between AEW and NJPW: “The relationship was not good, so I was a good neutral party, I think, to help bridge the gap over the past few years because I love both and owe so much to both.”
On his thoughts on the benefits of NJPW working with AEW: “To me, the benefit was not to have this big Supershow. I was saying years ago that we’ve got all these young guys and no house show schedule or whatever, and they need to get experience.”
On an example of the benefit of sending talent to NJPW: “I get that he’s your guy, and you pay him, and you don’t want him to get hurt, and you also probably wouldn’t want him to put over everybody in Japan, but at the same time, send him over there. Who gives a sh*t how many matches he wins and how many matches he loses?”
(h/t – Wrestling Inc)