AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door will take place Sunday, June 26th from the United Center in Chicago. It will air on Pay-Per-View.
The announcement was made by Adam Cole, who brought out Bullet Club’s “Switchblade” Jay White.
You can watch the announcement below:
“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,” said Tony Khan, CEO, GM and Head of Creative of AEW. “The United Center 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,” said Takami Ohbari, President of NJPW. “Now, it’s quite an important mission for us, the pro-wrestling industry as a whole. We are not only opening this door. We will show you NJPW’s genuine Strong-Style beyond the Forbidden door.”
Tickets for AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door go on sale Friday, May 6, at 11 a.m. ET/10 a.m. CT at AEWTix.com and Ticketmaster.com.
Smith’s Sentiment: NJPW isn’t as awesome as it was a few years ago, but it’s still pretty good. I was always a sucker for the WCW/NJPW super shows in the early and mid 90s. So of course pumped for this, anytime two major promotions can come together and do a super show is a good thing in my book. Looking forward to seeing how the card shapes up.