AEW × NJPW Forbidden Door 2023: Matches and Predictions

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In 2022, history was made as two of the top wrestling promotions worldwide presented a crossover supercard for the ages called Forbidden Door. All Elite Wrestling's best either came to blows or aligned themselves with New Japan Pro Wrestling's finest - Jon Moxley locked up with Hiroshi Tanahashi, Claudio Castagnoli made his shocking AEW debut against Zack Sabre Jr., the man they call Sting ended up on a team with Shingo Takagi, and Kazuchika Okada graced the ring with Adam Cole, "Hangman" Adam Page, and Jay White. Now in 2023, both feds are joining forces once again to present another card full of dream matches. And this time, it's going to emanate from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on Sunday, June 25. Now let's build up even more hype as we get into my AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2023 predictions!

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AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2023 Predictions


Here are Some Quick Predictions for Three of the Zero Hour Matches:

United Empire (Jeff Cobb, Kyle Fletcher, and TJP) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (Shingo Takagi, Bushi, and Hiromu Takahashi) - I'm predicting a win for Los Ingobernables de Japon!

Stu Grayson vs. El Phantasmo - El Phantasmo's walking away with the W here!

Mogul Embassy (Swerve Strickland, Toa Liona, and Bishop Kaun) vs. Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero and Trent Beretta) and El Desperado - I'm placing all my chips on a Mogul Embassy victory!

Athena vs. Billie Starkz (Women's Owen Hart Cup Tournament First Round Match)

MJF (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi (AEW World Championship)

CM Punk vs. Satoshi Kojima (Men's Owen Hart Cup Tournament First Round Match)

Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Katsuyori Shibata vs. Daniel Garcia (Four-Way Match for the AEW International Championship)

Toni Storm (c) vs. Willow Nightingale (AEW Women's World Championship)

Le Suzuki Gods (Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, and Minoru Suzuki) vs. Sting, Darby Allin, and Tetsuya Naito

Sanada (c) vs. "Jungle Boy" Jack Perry (IWGP World Heavyweight Championship)

Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Wheeler Yuta, and Claudio Castagnoli), Konosuke Takeshita, and Shota Umino vs. The Elite ("Hangman" Adam Page, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson), Eddie Kingston, and Tomohiro Ishii

Kenny Omega (c) vs. Will Ospreay (IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship)

Bryan Danielson vs. Kazuchika Okada

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