For the first time ever, All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling are coming together, live on pay-per-view, as the Forbidden Door is opened yet again! It’s Forbidden Door 2022!
All Elite Wrestling returns to pay-per-view tonight – Sunday, 26 June – when they join forces with New Japan Pro-Wrestling to present Forbidden Door, live from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The event will mark the first time such an event has occurred, despite the promotions’ long-established working agreement.
Both the AEW World and IWGP World Heavyweight Championships are scheduled to be defended, albeit the interim title for the former. Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi will contest the temporary championship in the absence of CM Punk, while Jay White defends the IWGP strap against Adam Page, Adam Cole, and former champion Kazuchika Okada.
The AEW All-Atlantic Championship will be introduced, as four competitors representing different countries will fight for gold. Additionally, the Ring of Honor and IWGP World Tag Team Titles are on the line, as FTR and United Empire defend their titles against one another in a match for all the gold. The third team in the match, Roppongi Vice, have had issues with both teams in the past.
- Hirooki Goto and YOSHI-HASHI defeat QT Marshall and Aaron Solo
- Lance Archer defeats Nick Comoroto
- Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland defeat El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru
- Max Caster, Billy Gunn & Ass Boys (Austin Gunn, and Colten Gunn) defeat Yuya Uemura, Alex Coughlin, Kevin Knight, and The DKC (Austin & Colten Gunn ran to the back after being distracted by Danhausen)
Forbidden Door 2022:
- Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, and Minoru Suzuki defeat Eddie Kingston, Wheeler YUTA, and Shota Umino
- FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) defeat United Empire (Jeff Cobb and Great-O-Khan, and Roppongi Vice (Trent Beretta and Rocky Romero) to win IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships and retain the ROH World Tag Team Championships
- PAC defeats Miro, Malakai Black and Clark Connors for the inaugural AEW All Atlantic Championship
- Shingo Takagi, Darby Allin, and Sting defeat Bullet Club (The Young Bucks, & El Phantasmo)
- Thunder Rosa defeats Toni Storm to retain AEW Women’s World Championship
- Will Ospreay defeats Orange Cassidy to retain IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship
- Claudio Castagnoli defeats Zack Sabre Jr.
- Jay White defeats Kazuchika Okada, Adam Cole, and Adam Page to retain the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship
- Jon Moxley defeats Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the interim AEW World Championship