Full AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door show results.
This Sunday evening the AEW and the NJPW met on the occasion of the show Forbidden Door. Wrestlers and wrestlers of the two promotions clashed or teamed up for an evening.
On the program in particular the coronation of an interim AEW champion with a match between Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi, the coronation of the first All Atlantic champion between Miro, Malakai Black, PAC and Clark Conners. The IWGP World Heavyweight title was defended by Jay White against Adam Cole, Kazuchika Okada and Hangman Page in a 4-Way.
The IWGP United title was defended by Will Ospreay against Orange Cassidy and an AEW and IWGP Tag Team Championship match took place between FTR, the duo of Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb and Roppongi Vice in a triple threat.
Thunder Rosa defended her AEW title against New Zealander Toni Storm.
A busy Buy In
Lots of action in the evening’s Buy In with a tag team match to start. AEW QTs Marshall and Aaron Solo take on NJPW and former IWGP Tag Team Champions Hirooki Goto and YOSHI HASHI.
Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI defeated QT Marshall and Aaron Solo by falling with an assisted elbow slam on Solo.
Lance Archer defeated Nick Comotoro by falling with his Blackout.
Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee defeated El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru by falling with Lee’s Big Bang Catastrophe on Kanemaru.
For the following match Danhausen has a little surprise for the Ass Boys, he offered them a theme song which he prepared himself. A nugget. Austin and Colten ran backstage to deal with Danhausen before returning to the match.
The Ass Boys and Max Caster defeated The DKC, Kevin Knight, Alex Coughlin and Yuya Uemura by fall with Caster’s Mic Drop on DKC.
The gang in Jericho offers a victory while waiting for Blood and Guts
We go to the pay-per-view, to start the evening it is the teams of Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara and Minoru Suzuki and that of Eddie Kingston, Wheeler YUTA and Shota Umino who compete.
Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara and Minoru Suzuki beat Eddie Kingston, Shota Umino and Wheeler YUTA by falling with Jericho’s Judas Effect on Umino.
Excellent opener, the audience was hot. A victory that allows the team of Chris Jericho and his Jericho Appreciation Society to gain the advantage in next Wednesday’s Blood and Guts match against Blackpool Combat Club.
FTR collects titles, PAC inaugurates the All Atlantic
The first championship match of the night, the AEW Tag Team Championships and IWGP Tag Team Titles are on the line in this second pay-per-view clash. FTR face Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan as well as Roppongi Vice.
FTR defeated Jeff Cobb & Great O-Khan and Roppongi Vince by pinfall with their Big Rig on Rocky Romero to become IWGP Tag Team Champions.
Great team game. Dax Harwood gave us the blow of the injury during the match before returning before the end for a big comeback. Don’t do this kind of thing to us, the subject of injuries is sensitive in AEW at the moment. But after that, it’s impossible not to win, what’s the point otherwise? Anyway, here are FTR AAA, ROH and now IWGP tag team champions. The Young Bucks get ready.
Another league game to continue the evening. The first AEW All Atlantic Champion will be decided at the end of this match between PAC, Miro, Malakai Black and Clark Connors.
PAC defeated Clark Connors, Miro and Malakai Black by submission with his Brutlizer on Connors to become All Atlantic champion.
Another superb match. PAC’s victory is surprising but welcome, finally a well-deserved title for the Briton.
Sting is amazing (that’s all)
The Young Bucks and El Phantasmo enter for the match against Sting, Darby Allin and Shingo Takagi. Sting made a surprise entrance for his opponents by leaping at them from the top of the entrance tunnel (after distracting his opponents who believed him elsewhere in the arena with a spotlight). Sting is 63 years old, we like to remind him.
Sting, Darby Allin and Shingo Takagi beat the Young Bucks and El Phantasmo by falling with the Made in Japan of Takagi on ELP.
Another excellent game and not too long. Sting is still the man of the match, we have overcome the fear of seeing him get injured since his return, now he impresses.
Behind the scenes Tony Schiavone interviews Shota Umino but the conversation is interrupted by Chris Jericho and his gang. Jericho explains to him that he really liked his performance tonight and respects him, but when his partners talk he throws a fireball in his face. Our opinion: He bans magic in the presence of muggles in the backstage of AEW.
Thunder Rosa Remains AEW Champion
Back to action with the AEW Championship match. Thunder Rosa defends her belt against Toni Storm.
Thunder Rosa defeated Toni Storm by pinfall with the Final Reckoning to retain her AEW Championship title.
Good game, we were hoping to see Rosa keep because it still feels like this reign has only just begun. A victory over Toni Storm is good, but we hope to see other matches against her afterwards. The two wrestlers shook hands after the match.
Will Ospreay defended the IWGP United States Championship against Orange Cassidy in the next match.
Will Ospreay defeated Orange Cassidy by pinfall with his Oscutter to retain the IWGP United States title.
Superb match, there was little suspense because we hardly imagined Cassidy winning the title but the many nearfalls still made us hesitate a little. In any case, the two wrestlers work well together.
Katsuyori Shibata paid a visit by coming to the aid of Orange Cassidy and Roppongi Vice as the heels attacked them after the match.
Claudio Castagnoli is All Elite
It’s time to find out if your bets are good. Zack Saber Jr was scheduled to face Bryan Danielson tonight but an injury has put him out of action for at least until next week. He therefore needed a replacement and very quickly the Swiss rumor began to circulate.
Bryan Danielson’s replacement is obviously Claudio Castagnoli (ex Cesaro in WWE) who entered under a monstrous pop.
Claudio Castagnoli defeated Zack Saber Jr. by falling with a powerbomb.
Excellent match, a Claudio Castagnoli in great shape and brutal against a ZSJ who defends himself somehow. A return to wrestling and a pleasing debut, the public did not hide their pleasure. And neither do we.
Jay White retains his title
We enter the final straight of this evening with the match for the title of IWGP World Heavyweight Champion between Jay White, Kazuchika Okada, Adam Cole and Hangman Page.
Jay White defeated Adam Cole, Kazuchika Okada and Hangman Page by pinfall, taking advantage of a Rainmaker carried by Okada on Cole to pin the latter after carrying the Blade Runner to Okada.
Unsurprisingly, it’s a great game. Adam Cole looks like he got hurt during the game. The Young Bucks only came to see him after the game, no intervention on his behalf during it.
Jon Moxley regains major title
We end with another major championship match, for AEW this time. Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi face off for the Interim AEW Championship title. The poster is already amazing.
Jon Moxley defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi by falling with the Death Rider to become interim champion of AEW.
Another excellent match whose outcome was also predictable, which did not prevent the public from supporting the Japanese on a few occasions. Moxley obviously ended up bleeding in the face, otherwise it’s not a good match for Moxley.
After the match and while Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi are about to shake hands, Chris Jericho and his gang arrive in the ring to attack the two wrestlers. Eddie Kingston comes to the rescue, soon followed by Wheeler YUTA, Ortiz and Santana. Claudio Castagnoli will come to formalize his entry into the Blackpool Combat Club by coming to the rescue of the clan and bringing his uppercut to Chris Jericho, and spinning Matt Maynard a good twenty times with the swing.
AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door ends with a great fight between the two clans who will face off this Wednesday at Blood and Guts. Forbidden Door is in any case faultless, only beautiful posters, a crazy atmosphere that does not fall from the evening and a surprise with the arrival of Claudio Castagnoli. What more?