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AEW NJPW Supershow Announced; Forbidden Door Officially Open

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AEW NJPW Supershow Announced; Forbidden Door Officially Open

Well, the 'Forbidden Door' is officially open.

It was announced on Wednesday (Thursday AEST) Night's AEW Dynamite by AEW CEO Tony Khan and NJPW President Takami Ohbari that the first ever joint promotion Pay-Per-View event will take place when All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) combine.

AEW x NJPW: FORBIDDEN DOOR

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The event will take place on Sunday, June 26 (Monday, June 27 AEST) from the United Centre in Chicago that will feature marquee matches between members of AEW and NJPW's world-class rosters.

The PPV will be available for international markets on FITE.tv.

"As the world continues to reopen, I'm making sure the Forbidden Door follows suit and we can finally give fans the dream events they've always imagined," CEO, GM and Head of Creative for AEW Tony Khan said.

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"The United Centre was home to one of AEW's biggest events of all time, The First Dance, where CM Punk made his return to wrestling after a seven-year hiatus. This summer, fans of AEW and NJPW can expect the unexpected during this extraordinary, first-of-its-kind pay-per-view between our two incredible companies."

"As we have done for more than 50 years, the power of pro-wrestling can energize people by fulfilling their dreams," NJPW President Takami Ohbari said.

"Now, it's quite an important mission for us, the pro-wrestling industry as whole. We are not only opening this door. We will show you NJPW's genuine Strong-Style beyond the Forbidden Door."

The two companies have traded stars since AEW's 2019 inception, with many featuring on the other promotions event but this will be the first time in history that two rival promotions combine to put on a pay-per-view event.

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Fans can expect many 'dream matches' to take place, with one already scheduled when current AEW star Adam Cole and NJPW's Tomohiro Ishii collide on AEW Rampage this Friday June 22 (Saturday 23 AEST) in an Owen Hart Foundation Tournament Qualifier.

Featured Image Credit: AEW

Topics: Wrestling, Australia

Ryan Rosendale
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