Legendary professional wrestler Sting has been added to the card of the Forbidden Door 2022 PPV event set for this weekend. He will be participating in a match that would also see a reunion of the former Bullet Club members.
On the June 22 episode of Dynamite, AEW World Tag Team Champions, Matt and Nick Jackson of the Young Bucks announced that they’ll team up with the current Bullet Club members El Phantasmo and Hikuleo against Sting, Darby Allin, Hiromu Takahashi, and Shingo Takagi at Forbidden Door 2022.
The Young Bucks have been cornerstone figures for Bullet Club upon their arrival in NJPW in 2013 along with the former IWGP Heavyweight and AEW World Champion, Kenny Omega. Later, the Jackson brothers would form the ‘Super Elite’ faction with the Omega, Doc Gallows, Karl Anderson, and Don Callis.
IWGP World Heavyweight Championship will also be on the line at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2022. During this week’s Dynamite, the former NJPW Heavyweight Champion and a legend for the promotion, Kazuchika Okada made his All Elite Wrestling debut. Okada made the save for Adam Page who was receiving a beatdown from Adam Cole and NJPW World Heavyweight Champion, Jay White. The match was confirmed after this segment.
Previously, the former AEW World Champion ‘Hangman’ Adam Page challenged Okada for an IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match at Forbidden Door 2022 pay-per-view. However, White defeated Okada at NJPW’s Dominion event on 12th June during the NJPW dominion event.
Shane Strickland and Keith Lee vs. El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru has been added to the lineup for Forbidden Door 2022. According to the spoilers around this coming episode of Rampage, this match would officially be announced when the show airs this Friday night.
Max Caster of The Acclaimed alongside The Gunn Club (Billy Gunn, Austin Gunn, and Colten Gunn) vs. Yuya Uemura, Alex Coughlin, The DKC, and Kevin Knight has been announced for the Buy-In pre-show match while Malakai Black will face Miro, Pac, and Tomohiro Ishii in a four-way All-Atlantic Championship match to determine the inaugural All-Atlantic Titleholder.
AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door 2022 Match Card
AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door 2022 pay-per-view takes place at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois, this Sunday. The updated match card for the event following this week’s Dynamite stands as follows,
– Max Caster & The Gunn Club vs. NJPW Dojo’s Kevin Knight & The DKC & Alex Coughlin & Yuya Uemura.
– Interim AEW World Championship Match: Jon Moxley vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
– IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Match: Jay White (c) vs. Kazuchika Okada vs. Adam Cole vs. Hangman Page
– AEW Women’s World Championship Match: Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Toni Storm
– AEW All-Atlantic Championship Match: Miro vs. Pac vs. Malakai Black vs. Tomohiro Ishii
– ROH & IWGP World Tag Team Championship: FTR (c) vs. United Empire (c) vs. Roppongi Vice
– IWGP United States Championship Match: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Orange Cassidy
– Sting, Darby Allin, Hiromu Takahashi & Shingo Takagi vs. AEW World Tag Team Champions Young Bucks, El Phantasmo & Hikuleo
– Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara & Minoru Suzuki vs. Eddie Kingston, ROH Pure Champion Wheeler Yuta & Shota Umino
– Zack Sabre Jr. vs. a handpicked opponent by Bryan Danielson
– Gunn Club (Billy Gunn, Austin & Colten Gunn) & Max Caster vs. NJPW Dojo
– Swerve In Our Glory (Shane Strickland & Keith Lee) vs. El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru