NJPW Legend Makes AEW Debut, IWGP World Title Match Set For Forbidden Gate

NJPW Legend Makes AEW Debut, IWGP World Title Match Set For Forbidden Gate

The IWGP World Heavyweight Championship will be on the line at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door.

During AEW Episode 6/22 “Dynamite”, six-time NJPW Heavyweight Champion, Kazuchika Okada debuted in All Elite Wrestling. Okada rushed to the ring to even the numbers for ‘Hangman’ Adam Page, who was being tackled by Adam Cole and NJPW World Heavyweight Champion Jay White.

After the brawl, Cole retired onstage, while White grabbed his title and escaped further damage from Okada. Former AEW World Champion ‘Hangman’ Adam Page and Okada came face-to-face in the ring just two weeks after Page called out Okada for an IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match at the pay-per-view AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door from this weekend. However, White defeated Okada at NJPW’s Dominion event on 6/12 and became the new champion.

All Elite Wrestling would announce soon that White will make the first defense of his IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at this weekend’s pay-per-view against the aforementioned Okada, Cole and Page.

The updated card for this weekend’s Forbidden Door pay-per-view can be found below:

  • Jay White (C) vs. Kazuchika Okada vs. Adam Cole vs. ‘Hangman’ Adam Page – IWGP World Heavyweight Championship
  • Jon Moxley vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi – Interim AEW World Championship
  • Thunder Rosa (C) vs. Toni Storm – AEW Women’s World Championship
  • Will Ospreay (C) vs. Orange Cassidy – IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship
  • FTR (C) vs. United Empire vs. Roppongi Vice – ROH & IWGP World Tag Team Championship
  • Tomohiro Ishii vs. PAC vs. Miro vs. Malakai Black – AEW All-Atlantic Championship
  • Young Bucks, El Phantasmo, and Hikuleo vs. Sting, Darby Allin, Hiromu Takahashi, and Shingo Takagi
  • Eddie Kingston, Shota Umino and Wheeler Yuta vs. Jericho Appreciation Society
  • Zack Saber Jr. vs. TBA
  • Max Caster & Gunn Club vs. NJPW Dojo – Buy-In Pre Show

Wrestling Inc. has continuing coverage of AEW Episode 6/22 “Dynamite,” which can be found by clicking here.

Jay White. Hangman page. Kazuchika Okada. Adam Cole. IWGP Heavyweight Championship on the line at #ForbiddenDoor ⛽️⛽️⛽️ https://t.co/hk2uG1590r

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