The highly anticipated AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door event is set to reach its climax this Sunday at the UBS Arena in Elmont, New York and will feature talents from multiple promotions in crossover bouts with some new matches recently added to the card.

Much like every AEW pay-per-view show, it will be preceded by its pre-show, Ground Zero, which will happen before the Forbidden Door goes on the air. Now, two new matches have been added to the mix by AEW President and CEO Tony Khan, as announced on his X.

As part of the Owen Hart Women’s Foundation Cup, Toni Storm’s protege Mariah May will compete against Saraya, a member of The Outcasts, in the Quarterfinal match. Aside from her own match, Mariah May will also be a part of the AEW Women’s World Championship between her mentor, “Timeless” Toni Storm and her friend Mina Shikarwa, which might see Mariah’s allegiance come into question regarding both competitors.

“This Sunday, 6/30 @UBSArena Forbidden Door Zero Hour Owen Hart Foundation Tournament @MariahMayx vs @Saraya These 2 rivals will go 1-on-1 chasing @wembleystadium World Title shot when former champion Saraya fights Mariah May in the @owen_foundation Quarterfinal this Sunday!”


On the other hand, Rey Fenix and Penta Oscuro will team with Mistico to battle the team of Hiromu Takahashi, Yota Tsuji and Titan in a Trios match.

“This Sunday, 6/30 @UBSArena Forbidden Door Zero Hour LIJ @njpw_yotatsuji @Titan_cmll @TIMEBOMB1105 vs Lucha Bros @PENTAELZEROM @ReyFenixMx + @caristicomx For the first time ever Fenix + Penta will team with the legend Mistico in New York vs LIJ Tsuji, Titán + Hiromu THIS SUNDAY.”

AEWxNJPW Forbbiden Door (6/30) Ground Zero Line-Up:

  • Mariah May vs Saraya Women’s Owen Hart Cup Tournament first-round match
  • Kris Statlander and Momo Watanabe vs. Willow Nightingale and Tam Nakano
  • Rey Fenix, Penta Oscuro and Mistico vs Hiromu Takahashi, Yota Tsuji and Titan Trios Match

AEWxNJPW Forbbiden Door (6/30) Line-Up:

  • Swerve Strickland (c) (with Prince Nana) vs. Will Ospreay Singles match for the AEW World Championship
  • Konosuke Takeshita vs. Mark Briscoe vs. Jack Perry vs. Dante Martin vs. Lio Rush vs. TBD Ladder match for the vacant AEW TNT Championship
  • Mercedes Moné (AEW) vs. Stephanie Vaquer (NJPW) Winner Takes All match for both the AEW TBS Championship and NJPW Strong Women’s Championship
  • “Timeless” Toni Storm (c) (with Luther and Mariah May) vs. Mina Shirakawa (with Mariah May) Singles match for the AEW Women’s World Championship
  • Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Orange Cassidy Singles match
  • Jon Moxley (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito Singles match for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship
  • MJF vs. Hechicero Singles match
  • Bryan Danielson vs. Shingo Takagi Men’s Owen Hart Cup Tournament first round match
  • The Learning Tree (“The Learning Tree” Chris Jericho, “The Redwood” Big Bill, and “The Bad Apple” Bryan Keith) vs. Samoa Joe, Hook, and Katsuyori Shibata Trios match
  • The Elite (The Young Bucks (Matthew and Nicholas Jackson) and Kazuchika Okada) vs. Scissor Ace (The Acclaimed (Anthony Bowens and Max Caster) and Hiroshi Tanahashi)

What are your thoughts on the matches being added for the AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door Ground Zero? Sound off in the comments!

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