Scheduled for tonight’s huge event:
– Jon Moxley battles Hiroshi Tanahashi for the Interim AEW World Championship
– Jay White defends the IWGP World Championship against Kazuchika Okada, Hangman Page and Adam Cole in a Four Way
– Thunder Rosa defends the AEW Women’s Championship against Toni Storm
– Will Ospreay defends the IWGP United States Championship against Orange Cassidy
– ROH Tag Team Champions FTR take on IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Champions Jeff Cobb and Great O Khan, and Roppongi Vice in a Triple Threat match where both tag team titles are on the line
– Pac, Malakai Black, Miro and Clark Connors collide in a Four Way to crown the first ever AEW All Atlantic Champion
– Sting, Darby Allin and Shingo Takagi take on the Young Bucks and El Phantasmo
– Minoru Suzuki, Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara face Wheeler Yuta, Shota Umino, and Eddie Kingston
– Pre-Show: Max Caster, Billy Gunn, Austin and Colten Gunn take on DKC, Kevin Knight, Alex Coughlin and Yuya Uemura
– Pre-Show: Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi face QT Marshall and Aaraon Solo
– Pre-Show: Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee battle Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado
AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door airs tonight LIVE on pay-per-view for $50 beginning at 7pm CT.
Smith’s Sentiment: I’m sure this show will feature some quality matches, but I just have little interest in it for $50. The build has been terrible. There are way too many multi-person matches for my liking. Plus, it’s going to be like four hours long, which is at least an hour too long. More like five hours if you include the pre-show. I’m expecting Cesaro for the mystery opponent for ZSJ, but man I really hope not. AEW already has a bloated roster filled with talent that is misused.
Tony Khan likes to think himself a visionary and something innovative, but this whole “Forbidden Door” thing isn’t new or original. Very few people cared about cross-over shows between WCW and NJPW, or TNA and NJPW. A certain sect of Internet fans will undoubtedly hail this as the greatest event ever, and Meltzer will likely rave about it as well, but certainly most casual AEW fans don’t care and won’t spend $50 to watch something they’ve been given zero reason to be invested in.