AEW Forbidden Door, Forbidden Door updates, and New Mobile Game


Following the successful inaugural show last year, Joe Hand Promotions is bringing back the popular “AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door” pay-per-view to select movie theaters, bars and restaurants across North America and Canada this Sunday, June 25, beginning at 7 p.m. ET.

Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, will play host to highly anticipated return of the groundbreaking “AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door” pay-per-view, which will feature marquee matchups between members of AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling’s world-class rosters. To locate a theater or another establishment showing the event, fans can check the Joe Hand Promotions website at:

The stacked card will include the following match-ups:

  • AEW World Championship: MJF (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • IWGP US Heavyweight Championship: Kenny Omega (c) vs. Will Ospreay
  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Sanada (c) vs. Jack Perry
  • Bryan Danielson vs. Kazuchika Okada
  • AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Katsuyori Shibata vs.
    Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Daniel Garcia
  • Owen Hart Cup: CM Punk vs. Satoshi Kojima
  • AEW Women’s World Championship: Toni Storm (c) vs. Willow Nightingale
  • Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, Wheeler Yuta),
    Konosukta Takeshita & Shota Umino vs. The Elite (Hangman Page & The Young
    Bucks), Eddie Kingston & Tomohiro Ishii
  • Sting, Darby Allin & TBA vs. Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara & Minoru Suzuki
  • Owen Hart Cup: Athena vs. Billie Starkz (Zero Hour

  • *Additional matches may be announced in the lead-up to Sunday’s event.

AEW x NJPW “The ‘Forbidden Door’ event has the professional wrestling community buzzing,” said Joe Hand, Jr., President, Joe Hand Promotions. “AEW continues to create exciting events that bring fans together in community settings. Fans can expect to catch this event at select Dave & Buster’s, Tom’s Watch Bar locations and many of America’s premier movie theaters.” Joe Hand Promotions, the leading provider of live content to theaters, sports bars, and restaurants, is making “AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door” available in select theaters, including Cinemark, AMC, Regal, Marcus Theaters, and others in the United States. Cineplex and Landmark Cinemas will be showing in Canada.


AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2 is live from the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada this Sunday, June 25th, and Rocky Romero from NJPW returns to break down the biggest matches on the hottest card in pro wrestling with Ref Aubrey and special guest co-host, Will Washington!

Kenny Omega and Will Ospreay go head-to-head for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship in what’s sure to be another epic battle. AEW’s Jungle Boy Jack Perry stepped up to answer current IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Sanada’s open challenge. AEW World Heavyweight Champion MJF is being forced to defend the title against the Ace of NJPW, Hiroshi Tanahashi. And then there’s the dream match between Bryan Danielson and Kazuchika Okada. Rocky also gives a brief history of the origin of the Forbidden Door PPV, and shares some of his favorite moments from last year’s inaugural event.


Warner Bros. Discovery Sports and AEW announced the development of a new casual mobile game – “AEW: Figure Fighters.” This free to play game will feature 3D animated versions of AEW wrestlers battling it out in the ring, allowing fans to expand their fandom and love for the show. Fans will be able to collect and level up their favorite wrestlers, play in various game modes, and complete numerous challenges.

The development of the game furthers WBD Sports’ commitment to innovation in gaming, supported by an ongoing partnership with Immutable X. “AEW: Figure Fighters” is in early development and planned for release in 2024. Sign up for the latest updates and announcements at

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