All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling come together on pay-per-view TONIGHT (Sun., June 26, 2021) for a historic show live from Chicago’s United Center — Forbidden Door! The show comes our way from T-Mobile Arena on the Vegas Strip.
A free pre-show, The Buy In, will stream live and free starting at 7:00pm Eastern / 4:00pm Pacific on All Elite’s YouTube channel (or you can watch it right here at Cageside Seats).
Cageside Seats will provide LIVE coverage of Forbidden Door below.
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AEW x NJPW: FORBIDDEN DOOR RESULTS
Kevin Kelly joined Excalibur and Taz on commentary. Justin Roberts and Takuro Shibata handled introductions.
Hirooki Goto & Yoshi-Hashi defeated QT Marshall & Aaron Solo. The Factory was outworked by their counterparts early, so QT and Solo bent the rules often to gain an edge. QT actually connected on a cutter to Yoshi at one point, but Goto made the save to break the pin. QT went high-risk for a 450 splash, however, his adversary moved away causing QT to splat on the mat. The NJPW duo took control with thrust kicks and a fireman’s carry neckbreaker over the knee to send QT out of the ring. Goto and Yoshi then executed a teamwork hanging elbow drop slam on Solo for the win.
Lance Archer defeated Nick Comoroto. Hoss fight! Yes! Archer clubbed Comoroto while on the apron then stepped over the ropes for a jumping cannonball. Comoroto took control to bludgeon the Murderhawk Monster with a power game. Archer fired up and pulled off his shirt for business time. Heavy blows were exchanged back and forth. Archer connected on a rope-walking moonsault. Comoroto came back with a powerslam. Archer exploded for a rising knee strike in the corner, then he picked up Comoroto off the turnbuckles for the Blackout finisher to win.
Clark Connors sent well wishes for the health of Tomohiro Ishii. Connors plans to break the Forbidden Door off its hinges to win the All-Atlantic Championship. Let’s get wild.
Swerve Strickland & Keith Lee defeated El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru. Kanemaru brought a bottle of whiskey to swig during his entrance. Lee was hesitant to accept Swerve’s hand. After sizing Swerve up, Limitless gave his partner a pound on their walk to the ring.
Kanemaru outsmarted Lee in gamesmanship on a test of strength. Kanemaru lured Lee into the corner for a flying crossbody, but Lee caught his opponent. Kanemaru couldn’t compete with Lee’s power. The story became the NJPW team focusing on attacking the knee to slow Swerve down and to take Lee off his feet. Lee was still too strong and swung Kanemaru into Desperado. Later, multiple dropkicks to Lee’s knee put him in position for a figure-four from Kanemaru. Desperado intercepted Swerve for a knee stretch submission. Desperado got too close to Lee, so the powerhouse goozled the masked man to toss on top of Kanemaru to break the figure-four and also free Swerve. In the end, Lee and Swerve were in position for their Spirit Bomb finisher to Kanemaru. Desperado tripped up Swerve’s feet to prevent lift-off. As the referee was focused on Desperado and Swerve, Kanemaru spit whiskey in Lee’s eyes. Roll-up by Kanemaru. 1, 2, Lee kicked out. Swerve took control to dispose of Desperado on a slingshot stomp to the floor. Lee roughed up Kanemaru on a fireman’s carry powerslam for victory.
Afterward, Team Taz addressed Swerve and Lee from the skybox. Hobbs referred to themselves as Jordan and Pippen compared to Shaq and Kobe of Lee and Swerve. Starks talked trash while putting over their own sex appeal. Starks questioned how Swerve and Lee can call themselves the best tag team when they can’t beat Team Taz.
Billy Gunn, Austin Gunn, Colten Gunn, & Max Caster defeated Yuya Uemura, Alex Coughlin, The DKC, & Kevin Knight. Max Caster rapped about schooling the NJPW LA Dojo wrestlers. Anthony Bowens scissored with the crew then shouted for Ass Boys chants. Danhausen interrupted on the big screen with the official Ass Boys theme song. Austin and Colten bailed to the back to find Danhausen. The NJPW team used their numbers advantage for a variety of slams to pummel Caster. Hot tag to Billy to clean house. Fameasser to the DKC. Tag to Caster for a flying elbow drop to pin the DKC.
Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, & Minoru Suzuki vs. Eddie Kingston, Wheeler Yuta, & Shota Umino. The winner earned the advantage for Blood & Guts. Tay Conti was ringside. Jericho started versus Yuta. After a disrespectful pie-face, Yuta blitzed Jericho with slaps, German suplexes, and a crossface submission. The match then broke down into chaotic brawling from all. Kingston and Jericho were in the ring for a showdown, but Jericho backed away to tag in Suzuki. Chops were exchanged. Suzuki dropped Kingston on a strong forearm shiver. Jericho tagged back in to style on the weakened Kingston, but Eddie fought right back to chop Le Champion. The match broke down into more chaos.
In the end, Sammy stymied Yuta with a GTH fireman’s carry knee strike on the floor. Suzuki planted Kingston on a Gotch piledriver. Umino fought the odds heroically until Jericho blindsided him with a Judas Effect to win.
Winner Take All for ROH World Tag Team Championship and IWGP Tag Team Championship: FTR defeated United Empire and Roppongi Vice in a three-way. ROH ring announced Bobby Cruise did the introductions. FTR entered as ROH champs, and United Empire entered as IWGP champs. Dax Harwood popped his shoulder early on a sliding elbow drop. He was escorted to the back by a medical official. That left Cash Wheeler alone, and it also set up a dramatic return for Harwood to continue the match. Hot tag to Harwood to clean house with lariats and German suplexes.
For close near falls, Trent assisted Harwood for a double suplex to Jeff Cobb followed by Wheeler crashing down on a flying splash. Rocky Romero assisted Wheeler for a spike piledriver to Great O-Khan. United Empire hit their teamwork skull crushing German suplex. Roppongi Vice executed the Strong Zero flying stomp combo. In the end, Romero trapped Harwood in several roll-ups. Wheeler snuck in at the right moment for a Big Rig to pin Romero. FTR retained the ROH gold and won the IWGP titles.
Tony Schiavone was backstage with “Switchblade” Jay White and Juice Robinson. Juice claimed to be the true IWGP US champ. White will live up to Juice’s feats to win his four-way IWGP world title defense.
AEW All-Atlantic Championship: PAC defeats Miro, Malakai Black, and Clark Connors in a four-way to become the inaugural champion. PAC and Black paired up early leaving Miro to fight with Connors. When Miro stomped PAC, that caused tension and fisticuffs with Black. On the floor, Black tried to smash Miro though a table, but the Redeemer stopped short. PAC sent Miro crashing into the ring post, then Connors came around to spear Miro through the table. Miro returned to action as the base for a Tower of Doom. Miro tossed out Black and Connors to apply the Game Over camel clutch submission to PAC. The Bastard was in deep trouble. Black came in to spit BLACK MIST and clock Miro with a spinning head kick. Black countered Connors for an armbreaker. PAC landed a 450 splash on Black. PAC attacked Connors for a Brutalizer submission to win.
Tony Schiavone joined commentary.
Sting, Darby Allin, & Shingo Takagi defeated Young Bucks & El Phantasmo. Hikuleo was ringside for the Bullet Club. Schiavone shouted, “It’s Sting!” Sting never showed up for his entrance. The lights flashed up to the rafters, then back to the entrance ramp. Sting was atop the tunnel to leap down for a flying crossbody onto the bad guys. Schiavone again shouted, “It’s Sting!”
As the match progressed, Sting ran wild on the hot tag. Phantasmo’s nipple twister had no effect on the Icon. Stinger splashes to the Bucks. Hikuleo distracted Sting to prevent a Scorpion Deathlock. Phantasmo went low for a punch to the nuggets. Sting ate a Superkick Party to fire back with double clotheslines on the Bucks. Sting also dodged a BTE Trigger to hit a double Scorpion Death Drop. Sting climaxed his run by grabbing Phantasmo’s nipples. Allin took out Hikuleo on a Coffin Drop. That cleared the path for Shingo to unload boxing elbows to Phantasmo and finish with the Last of the Dragon pumphandle half nelson fireman’s carry driver.
AEW returns to New York City on September 21 for Grand Slam at Arthur Ashe Stadium.
Shota Umino earned the respect of Chris Jericho, Daddy Magic, and Cool Hand. Fireball! Jericho shot his wizardry into Umino’s face. Respect that.
AEW Women’s World Championship: Thunder Rosa retained against Toni Storm. Thunder was often one step ahead. Storm turned the tide with a German suplex on the apron then a tornado DDT on the floor. Back in the ring, Storm continued with a running hip attack and tornado DDT. Thunder kicked out on the cover. The champ countered Storm’s piledriver finisher into an armbreaker. Thunder rallied with a running knee, Death Valley Driver, and Fire Thunder Driver. 1, 2, Storm kicked out. Storm caught a kick to counter for a German suplex. Storm went for her piledriver finisher again, but her arm was too weak for the lift. Thunder escaped and surprised storm with the Final Reckoning (learned from Dustin Rhodes) to win.
Jim Ross was in the house. Good ole JR joined commentary.
IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship: Will Ospreay retained against Orange Cassidy. Aussie Open were ringside. Cassidy started with his hands in his pockets and was the equal to Ospreay’s talent. Ospreay applied an abdominal stretch to reach inside OC’s pockets and pull out a middle finger for the crowd. The match progressed to several believable false finishes from Cassidy with Ospreay kicking out. The champ even kicked out of Beach Break. OC went for the Superman punch but ran into a cutter. Ospreay followed for a springboard cutter. 1, 2, kick out by OC. Cassidy countered the Storm Breaker into a hurricanrana pin. Ospreay kicked out. Ospreay managed to connect on the Hidden Blade elbow strike, however, Cassidy kicked out again. The Storm Breaker corkscrew neckbreaker by Ospreay sealed the deal.
Afterward, Ospready and Aussie Open wanted to embarrass Cassidy. Roppongi Vice ran out for the save, but the numbers got them. Katsuyori Shibata arrived on the scene to kick ass in a showdown with Ospreay. Cassidy put his sunglasses on Shibata and posed with thumbs up.
Bryan Danielson’s replacement was Claudio Castagnoli (fka Cesaro). He is the newest member of the Blackpool Combat Club.
Claudio Castagnoli defeated Zack Sabre Jr. Claudio stormed out of the gate with a European uppercut and Neutralizer for the quick pin, but Sabre kicked out on the cover. Sabre went to his well of submissions for a kneebar in the ropes and again hanging off the apron. Sabre picked Claudio apart with technical savvy, while Claudio’s strength was explosive offense. Claudio went for the giant swing twice only to see Sabre escape quickly. The third time was the charm. Claudio swung several rotations, but his arm gave out from the previous punishment administered by Sabre. Back to more submissions from Sabre. Claudio rallied with a pop-up European uppercut, discus lariat, and Ricola Bomb to win.
IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: “Switchblade” Jay White retained against Kazuchika Okada, Hangman Page, and Adam Cole in a four-way. White and Cole worked together to double suplex Hangman on the ramp and double-team Okada in the ring. Their partnership did not last long. White wanted to focus on eliminating the threats of Hangman and Okada then duke it out with Cole as the final two. Right after a Too Sweet, Cole struck White with a backstabber and a kneecap brainbuster. White kicked out on the pin. Cole was angry about White embarrassing him in front of the world. Cole went to Lower the Boom, but White ducked and countered for a uranage. It was now a true four-way with every man for himself.
Hangman was on a roll aiming for the Buckshot Lariat on various occasions. Cole grabbed his leg first, so Hangman launched for a moonsault onto Cole and Okada. Then Bullet Club member Gedo grabbed Hangman’s leg. Hangman beat him off, took flight for the Buckshot Lariat, White ducked to counter for the Blade Runner, and Hangman countered for the Deadeye piledriver. Hangman finally executed the Buckshot Lariat on White. 1, 2, Okada broke the pin.
Okada had a similar run aiming for the Rainmaker ripcord lariat, but he could never hit his mark. Okada found his groove on Cole for dropkicks then a tombstone slam. Cole ducked the Rainmaker though. White picked his spot to rush in for a Blade Runner to Okada. White chose to make the pin on Cole for victory.
Afterward, the Young Bucks and Kyle O’Reilly passed White on the ramp. The Undisputed Elite appeared to have salty words for White. The Bullet Club leader ignored them and walked on by. Cole was down in the ring receiving medical attention. The Bucks shared a stare with Hangman until O’Reilly called for them to focus on their fallen friend in Cole.
AEW Interim World Championship: Jon Moxley defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the title. Back and forth early then Tanahashi focused on attacking the knee. As Tanahashi chatted with the referee about a rope-break, Moxley pounced for a cutter. Mox went high for a super butterfly suplex and a piledriver. Moxley stomped Tanahashi’s head then went to the cloverleaf submission. He transitioned to an STF. Tanahashi reached the ropes. The action spilled outside with Moxley slamming his opponent through the timekeeper table. Tanahashi barely beat the count back into the ring.
Tanahashi gained the upper hand to stomp Moxley’s head. A slingblade sent Mox packing from the ring. Moxley was bleeding profusely on the floor. Tanahashi maintained momentum for a flying crossbody to the outside.
Down the stretch, gator rolls and German suplexes were the attacks from both men. Moxley hammered elbows. Tanahashi came back with a headbutt. A flying crossbody and frog splash opened the window for Tanahashi to win, but Moxley kicked out on the cover. Mox rolled it over into a bulldog choke. Tanahashi managed to rise up to escape with a jackknife pin. Moxley flattened Tanahasi with a King Kong lariat. After more hammering elbows, a rear naked choke was cinched tight by Mox. Tanahashi was nearly a goner. The power of support from the crowd coursed through Tanahashi’s veins to get up. It wasn’t enough. Moxley closed with the Death Rider DDT for victory.
After the match, Moxley and Tanahashi were showing respect. The Jericho Appreciation Society ruined the moment to attack. Kingston, Santana, and Ortiz ran out as backup. That set up for Claudio to be the savior and clear the ring. Cool Hand Ang was the victim of a giant swing. Kingston was angry at Claudio’s presence for some reason. Commentary mentioned past issues between the two. Moxley laughed at Kingston’s temper tantrum. The good guys stood tall to close the show.
Great action all night long for a very enjoyable PPV.