This article will tell you about the results of AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2023
The forbidden door was opened for the second consecutive year when All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling joined forces to put on a historic event.
The Sunday night programme at Toronto’s Scotiabank Arena featured two classic matches, and the entire event was nearly flawless.
Bryan Danielson and Kazuchika Okada, two generational performers, competed in the main event. These two are legendary figures in both Japan and America.
Fans were astonished when Danielson debuted to “The Final Countdown,” a song that had not been played for years but was one he was familiar with from his time in Ring of Honour.
The two went back and forth, trading moves that got a fatigued crowd to its feet after Kenny Omega vs. Will Ospreay. Danielson, who has a history of neck problems, “seized” in the ring at one point to distract Okada.
Danielson forced Okada to tap out after an inventive LeBell Lock with his legs in a brief match compared to normal Okada matches. Danielson fractured his right forearm with ten minutes remaining in the Okada match, it was later confirmed. He will be out for 6-8 weeks.
Okada, the multi-time IWGP world champion, had not lost via tap out since 2015, when he lost to Shinsuke Nakamura. Will there be a rematch in the future?
What Happened At Wrestle Kingdom 17?
Before that match, Omega and Ospreay delivered a bloody classic at Wrestle Kingdom 17 to surpass their Match of the Year candidate.
Ospreay was a man possessed after suffering severe beatings at a NJPW event in January. He repeatedly drove Omega’s head through a table until he started bleeding.
Omega paid it forward by using the steel stairs. With each brutal strike, the gory masterpiece only became better.
Former friend of Omega Don Callis attempted to intervene on multiple occasions, even after he was removed from the fight. Omega’s One Winged Angel should be used against him, he instructed Ospreay while handing him a screwdriver. When Omega kicked out at one after the manoeuvre, the audience exploded. They weren’t even close to being done.
Ospreay ultimately defeated Omega with a scary variation of the Tiger Driver from 1991 and won the IWGP United States championship.
Part 3 is anticipated if Omega is still alive after enduring all the terrible moves.
There happened to be tensions as many stories brought into play during the 10-man tag team battle between The Elite and The Blackpool Combat Club.
Eddie Kingston continued his confused feelings about battling his best buddy, Jon Moxley, as their rivalry with Claudio Castagnoli persisted.
The BCC, Konosuke Takeshita, and Shota Umino were defeated by the Elite, Tomohiro Ishii, and Kingston. There’s a potential that the ongoing antagonism between the groups will explode in a Blood and Guts match.
Toni Storm defeated Willow Nightingale to retain the AEW women’s world championship, while Sting, Darby Allin, and Tetsuya Naito defeated Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, and Minoru in other matches on the main bill.
Forbidden Door 2023 Card Results
- Bryan Danielson def. Kazuchika Okada
- Sting, Darby Allin and Tetsuya Naito def. Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara and Minoru Suzuki
- Will Ospreay def. Kenny Omega (c) for the IWGP United States heavyweight title
- Toni Storm (c) def. Willow Nightingale to retain the AEW women’s world title
- The Elite (“Hangman” Adam Page, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson), Eddie Kingston and Tomohiro Ishii def. Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Wheeler Yuta and Claudio Castagnoli), Konosuke Takeshita and Shota Umino
- SANADA (c) def. “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry to retain the IWGP world heavyweight title
- Orange Cassidy (c) def. Zack Sabre Jr., Katsuyori Shibata and Daniel Garcia to retain the AEW international title
- CM Punk def. Satoshi Kojima in a first-round match of the Men’s Owen Hart Cup Tournament
- MJF (c) def. Hiroshi Tanahashi to retain the AEW world title
- Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi, Hiromu Takahashi and Bushi) def. United Empire (Kyle Fletcher, Jeff Cobb and TJP)
- El Phantasmo def. Stu Grayson
- Athena def. Billie Starkz in a first-round match of the Women’s Owen Hart Cup Tournament
- Mogul Embassy (Swerve Strickland, Toa Liona, Brian Cage and Bishop Kaun) def. CHAOS (Rocky Romero, Chuck Taylor and Trent Beretta) and El Desperado
- Tom Lawlor def. Serpentico
AEW FORBIDDEN DOOR START TIME
Date: Today (Sunday, June 25, 2023)
Time: AEW Forbidden Door begins at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT on Sunday / 1 a.m. BST / 10 a.m. AEST on Monday
Pre-show: 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT / 12 a.m. BST / 9 a.m. AEST
Watch in the U.S. on: Bleacher Report
Elsewhere: DAZN, Fite TV and PPV.com