AEW and NJPW have big plans for the Forbidden Door pay-per-view event on June 25. At this point, they have nearly sold-out the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It also took a bit of work to make that card come together.
Two highly anticipated matches have already been confirmed for the event. The first is a clash between Kenny Omega and Will Ospreay, with the IWGP United States Championship on the line.
According to Dave Meltzer on Wrestling Observer Radio, the matchup between Ospreay and Omega has been planned since before their Wrestle Kingdom 17 encounter. This is very interesting, because it points toward a lot of planning behind that match, so they are bringing a lot to the table.
“To me, if I’m doing this, it’s Omega beats Ospreay in Canada and then Ospreay beats Omega in England. That’s how I would do it, but he [Tony Khan] might think that’s too many matches and just wants to do one of them and that one’s in Canada, which was always the plan. The plan was always for Forbidden Door to be Omega and Ospreay…long before the Tokyo Dome. It was Tokyo Dome and Forbidden Door that was always the plan. And then this one, before there was ever an All In at Wembley Stadium, but with All In at Wembley Stadium, obviously everything changes. It’s going to be an interesting, interesting period for AEW, that’s for sure.”
We will have to see how things pan out at Forbidden Door on June 25th. This will certainly be a big event, and it was already almost sold out before any matches were publicly locked down at all.
We will have to see which match steals the show at Forbidden Door, but Will Ospreay vs Kenny Omega certainly has a lot of potential.
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