This Sunday will see AEW and NJPW come together to present their first ever joint pay-per view event, Forbidden Door, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
Whilst the build-up to the event has been plagued with a number of injuries, with the likes of CM Punk, Bryan Danielson, and Tomohiro Ishii all having been pulled from the card, excitement for the event is still high, with a number of high caliber matchups set to take place.
AEW President Tony Khan appeared on today’s Forbidden Door Media Call, where he highlighted that the first Forbidden Door event has been such a great financial success that both companies have already entered into discussions regarding a potential sequel.
“Yes, absolutely. I’ve thought a lot about it. We’ve already discussed the possibility of Forbidden Door 2 based on the success, already, that we’ve had from this event selling well over $1 million in tickets and now, because we’ve opened up some seats with the cool stage, I think we can get more fans in. There are a few seats left in Chicago. It’s been so successful of an event that we have to plan to do it again. A sequel is to be expected and it would be great to get some of those wrestlers back, but who knows, next year…you can always have people get injured,”-Tony Khan
The current card for June 26th’s Forbidden Door includes dream matches such as Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi’s clash for the interim AEW World Championship, as well as a four way between Jay White, Kazuchika Okada, Adam Cole, and Adam Page for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.
Additionally, Tony Khan also revealed that more matches are set to be announced for the show’s Buy In on tonight’s edition of Rampage.
H/T to Fightful for the transcription.