AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door Results – Our coverage begins at 8pm ET with the main card. While waiting, you can watch the Buy-In show in the embedded video below.
Buy-In kicks off with shots inside and outside of the United Center. Kevin Kelly, Excalibur & Taz are on commentary. They run down the card.
The Factory (QT Marshall & Aaron Solow) vs. CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto)
YOSHI-HASHI starts off against Aaron Solow. Solow tries a number of underhanded tactics, but YOSHI-HASHI stays strong. Solow comes back with a huge dropkick, but his dominance is short-lived as YOSHI-HASHI comes back. Goto tags in. Marshall tags in.
Goto dominates Marshall with strikes. Marshall tries to outsmart Goto but isn’t that smart, and ends up on his ass. Solow tags in and The Factory double team Goto. Goto fights back almost immediately. The Factory sends CHAOS to the outside. Marshall hits a Cartwheel Plancha to the outside. Solow gets a nearfall on Goto. They corner Goto. Marshall tags in and gets a nearfall off more tandem offense. Solow tags in.
Goto fires up and suplexes Solow. Marshall tags in and stops Goto from tagging out. Goto makes him pay with a lariat. YOSHI-HASHI tags in and lights up Marshall with a lariat in the corner. YOSHI-HASHI unleashes a flurry of strikes and then hits a back body drop. YOSHI-HASHI hits a diving Headhunter for a nearfall. Solow sends YOSHI-HASHI to the outside and takes out CHAOS with a plancha. YOSHI-HASHI counters a Diamond Cutter but Marshall recovers and hits the move, but Goto breaks up the pin. Solow tags in and misses a 450 Splash. Goto tags in.
Solow fights out of Ushiguroshi. Solow gets double teamed by Goto and YOSHI-HASHI. Goto hits Marshall with a Ushiguroshi. Goto and YOSHI-HASHI hit Shoto on Solow for the pinfall in 8:52.
Winners: CHAOS (YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto)
After the match, a video package hypes up the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship four way match.
Lance Archer vs. Nick Comoroto
Archer attacks Comoroto with a messy Spear to start the match. Comoroto fights out of the corner but eats an elbow from Archer. Comoroto gets Archer up for a Military Press but Archer fights out. They fight to the apron and Comoroto sends Archer out of the ring with a big tackle. Archer crashes into the railing head first.
Comoroto pummels Archer at ringside and throws him back in the ring, where he maintains dominance. “Murderhawk, huh?” Comoroto yells at Archer as he continues the assault with a high impact side slam. Archer absorbs blows from Comoroto, gaining strength from the pain. Comoroto continues the blows and Archer falls to his knees. Archer comes back with a huge Uranage.
They trade punches. They continue trading punches. Comoroto throws Archer into the corner but gets leveled by a series of lariats. Archer walks the top rope and hits a Moonsault body press for a nearfall. Archer puts Comoroto on the top rope but Comoroto fights out. Comoroto hits a huge powerslam for a nearfall.
Comoroto climbs the top rope but eats a knee to the face. Archer hits Blackout for the pinfall in 6:07.
Winner: Lance Archer
After the match, a video package hypes up Will Ospreay vs. Orange Cassidy.
— Alex Marvez interviews Clark Connors about tonight’s All-Atlantic Championship match. Connors wishes Ishii a speedy recovery and promises to prove to everyone why he’s the “wild rhino” and promises to tear the Forbidden Door off its hinges.
Swerve In Our Glory (Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland) vs. Suzuki-gun (Yoshinobu Kanemaru & El Desperado)
Kanemaru starts off against Keith Lee. Lee conducts the crowd as they serenade him. The two men bump chests. Lee asks for a test of strength, and Kanemaru climbs to the middle rope to accept. Kanemaru outsmarts Lee and kicks away at the larger athlete. Kanemaru dodges some strikes but gets shoved to the mat. Swerve tags in. Desperado tags in.
They trade shoulder tackles. Desperado counters a series of leapfrogs and drop downs with Numero Dos. Swerve immediately fights to the ropes. Swerve sends Desperado to the outside. Desperado counters the running apron kick and smashes Swerve into the apron. Desperado locks in a vicious Numero Dos on the outside. Desperado rolls Swerve back in the ring.
Swerve hits a Shotgun Dropkick. Lee tags in. Kanemaru dodges a tandem attack and takes out Lee’s legs. Desperado takes advantage of Kanemaru’s work. Kanemaru tags in and continues to assault the limb.
Suzuki-gun try to double team Keith Lee but Lee overpowers both men. Lee smashes Kanemaru into Desperado. Desperado and Kanemaru hit a dropkick/DDT combo to bring Lee down. Desperado tags in.
Lee tags in Sweve. Swerve runs over Desperado and clears Kanemaru off the apron. Swerve hits a series of uppercuts. Both men trade reversals. Swerve slams Desperado down and rolls into a Brainbuster for a nearfall. Desperado and Swerve trade blows. Desperado hits a huge spinebuster. Suzuki-gun hits a Saito Suplex/Dropkick combo for a nearfall. Lee tries to get involved but gets sent to the floor.
Swerve counters Pinche Loco. Swerve hits a Backdrop Backbreaker and rolls through into an STO. Lee tags in. Kanemaru tags in. Kanemaru continues to assault the leg with dropkicks. Kanemaru locks in a Figure Four Leglock. Desperado locks Swerve in Pinche Loco. Keith Lee throws Desperado into Kanemaru to break the hold. Lee can barely stand on his knee.
Lee counters a Sunset Flip with an attempt at a Spirit Bomb but Kanemaru rakes the eye. Desperado distracts the referee. Kanemaru spits whiskey in Lee’s face for a nearfall. Kanemaru hits a dropkick. Swerve runs in with a big kick and takes Desperado crashing to the outside. Lee hits Kanemaru with Big Bang Catastrophe for the pinfall in 12:06.
Winners: Swerve In Our Glory (Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland)
After the match, Powerhouse Hobbes and Ricky Starks taunt Swerve & Lee from the crowd, calling themselves “Jordan & Pippen” to boos from the crowd. Starks calls Lee a “broke ass Phillip Banks.” Starks says they’ll never compare and challenges them to a match.
Billy Gunn, Colton Gunn, Austin Gunn & Max Caster vs. Alex Coughlin, The DKC, Yuya Uemura & Kevin Knight
Caster promises to send four more men to the injured list, claims the LA Dojo boys watch hentai and wash Shibata’s balls.
“Giant” Danhausen appears on the screen and gives “The Ass Boys” a custom theme song, infuriating two of the younger Asses, who head backstage to look for Danhausen.
Brawl to start the match. Coughlin tosses Caster around to get a nearfall and start off the match proper. Coughlin and Knight double team Caster with strikes in the corner. Knight tags in and hits a huge splash and body slam for a nearfall. Uemura tags in and the Dojo’s dominance continues. Uemura picks a fight with Billy Gunn, and then turns his attention back to Caster. DKC tags in and trades blows with Caster. Caster is just a punching bag that kicks out of pinfalls for four straight minutes.
Caster finally fights out with a huge backbody drop on Knight. Billy Gunn tags in. Billy takes out all of the Dojo team. Kevin Knight hits a huge dropkick but gets hit with a Tilt-A-Whirl Slam. Coughlin is next to get tossed. Gunn hits DKC with the Famouser and tags in Max Caster, who hits DKC with Mic Drop for the pinfall in 5:33.
Winners: Billy Gunn, Colton Gunn, Austin Gunn & Max Caster
AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door Results
Pyro explodes in the arena and Excalibur does his, “It’s Sunday, and you know what that means” catch phrase. He welcomes the rest of his commentary team, which consists of Taz and Kevin Kelly. The trio set the tone for the rest of tonight’s show.
They mention a Draft Kings plug for tonight’s main event and then send us to a video package showing that more in detail.
Shota Umino, Wheeler Yuta & Eddie Kingston vs. The Jericho Appreciation Society (Chris Jericho & Sammy Guevara) & Minoru Suzuki
Jericho starts off against Yuta. Yuta lays into Jericho with strikes and wrestles him to the canvas. Wheeler hits Jericho with rolling German Suplexes. Wheeler goes for a crossface. Both teams rush the ring and a wild brawl ensues. Everyone brawls on the outside.
Back in the ring and Guevara tags in. Kingston and Yuta attack Guevara. Guevara comes back with a dropkick. Yuta hits a bodyslam and a senton for a nearfall. Yuta gets back in control of the match and tags in Shota.
Umino hits a big dropkick off of a Drop Toe Hold from Yuta. Guevara rakes the eyes and tags in Jericho. Jericho pummels Umino in the corner. Umino reverses and beats up Jericho. Kingston tags in and Jericho retreats, tagging in Suzuki.
Kingston and Suzuki trade blows. A long exchange of chops and forearms, blistering each other with stiff strikes. Suzuki drops Kingston. Suzuki corners Kingston and Jericho tags in. Jericho dominates Kingston. Kingston returns fire with serious chops on Jericho. Suzuki catches Kingston and locks him in a rope-hung armbar. Jericho takes advantage with an Armbreaker.
Suzuki tags in and hits a serious Penalty Kick for a nearfall. Kingston tries to fight back to no avail. Suzuki locks in an Octopus Hold. Guevara stretches Yuta and Jericho stretches Umino. Kingston fights to the ropes to break the hold. Guevara tags in but gets hit with a huge Exploder Suplex from Kingston. Umino tags in and knocks Jericho off the apron. Umino drops Guevara hard. Suzuki stops Umino from getting too much momentum. Umino fights back but takes his eye off Sammy. Umino hits an uppercut and a Fisherman Suplex for a nearfall. Umino sends Jericho to the outside and hits an apron cannonball. Guevara hits a Shooting Star Press to the outside. Wheeler hits a huge Tope on Sammy. Kingston hits an Elbow Suicida on Guevara. Suzuki teases a dive but instead doesn’t.
Umino runs after Suzuki but gets dropped with an elbow. Yuta tags in and hits a Flying Crossbody on Guevara. Yuta gets another nearfall from an O’Connor Roll. Kingston tags in. Guevara takes out Yuta. Kingston locks Guevara in a Stretch Plum. Suzuki breaks the hold. Suzuki gets dropped by a backfist. Jericho takes out Shooter. Yuta hits a huge splash on Sammy. Everyone is down.
Umino tags in. Umino sends Jericho away but gets hit with a Codebreaker for a nearfall. Jericho climbs to the top rope. Umino counters with an Avalanche Powerslam for a nearfall. Kingston stops Jericho from hitting a Lionsault, while Sammy and Wheeler fight on the outside. Umino pummels Jericho. Guevara blindsides Umino with the baseball bat behind the referee’s back. Umino hits Jericho with a Tornado DDT and rolls into a brainbuster for a nearfall.
Umino locks Jericho in the Liontamer. Guevara and Suzuki break the hold. Suzuki neutralizes Kingston with a Gotch Piledriver. Umino fights back against Guevara and Suzuki but walks into the Judas Effect by Jericho for the pinfall in 19:00.
Winners: Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara & Minoru Suzuki
ROH Tag Team & IWGP Tag Team Championship
FTR vs. United Empire (Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb) vs. Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero & Trent Beretta)
Dax and Trent started off the action and locked up in the middle of the ring. Harwood got Trent Beretta in a headlock before leveling him with a shoulder tackle.
Cash Wheeler and Rocky Romero tagged in and Cash took control. Harwood tagged in and went for an Elbow Drop. Harwood connected but grabbed his arm in pain before rolling out of the ring. Wheeler and Romero battled in the ring as an AEW official checked on Harwood. Dax made his way to the back and Wheeler was Clotheslined out of the ring.
Jeff Cobb and Great-O-Khan took control of the match. Khan beat Cash down before launching him into the turnbuckle. Great-O-Khan smooshed his buttocks in Cash’s face before tagging in Cobb. Jeff planted Cash Wheeler with a Suplex and beat him down in the corner.
Trent tagged in and battled with Great-O-Khan. Trent connected with a Tornado DDT and Khan tumbled out of the ring. Beretta went for a Tornado DDT on Cobb but he countered into a Suplex. Rocky connected with a Hurricanrana and the two teams battled to the outside. Romero hit Cobb with a flying knee of the ring apron and rolled Khan into the ring. Trent hung up Khan on the ropes and Romero hit a Dropkick for a two count.
Cash Wheeler tagged in and started unloading uppercuts. Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb beat him down and sent Roppongi Vice to the floor outside the ring. Khan and Cobb beat the hell out of Cash before Dax made his way back down the entrance ramp to a pop from the crowd. Harwood immediately tagged in and unloaded some strikes to Cobb & Khan. Khan accidentally hit Cobb and Harwood caught him with a couple Clotheslines. Dax sent him down with a third before giving Cobb a few German Suplexes.
Cobb bashed Harwood into the turnbuckle and hit him with a headbutt. They battled to the top rope and Trent joined them up there. Wheeler tagged in as Trent & Dax hit Cobb with a Superplex. Cash followed it up with a Splash off the top rope but somehow Cobb kicked out at two.
Khan sent Harwood to the outside with a big boot. Wheeler hit Khan with a Piledriver as Roppongi Vice leveled Cobb with a knee strike. Romero hit Wheeler with a Splash outside the ring. Khan hit Harwood with a Suplex and Cash with a Slingblade. Cobb connected with a Clothesline and a standing Moonsault on Trent for a two count.
Harwood dragged Khan out of the ring but Rocky hit them both with a dive. Trent hit Cobb with Strong Zero and went for the cover but Cash Wheeler broke it up at the last moment. Harwood tagged in and Romero rolled him up for a two count. Romero booted Dax on his injured shoulder and ran towards the ropes. Dax popped him up in the air and FTR hit Romero with the Big Rig for the pinfall victory. FTR are now the ROH and IWGP Tag Team Champions.
Winners, still ROH and NEW IWGP Tag Team Championship
— We shoot backstage where Tony Schiavone is standing by with Jay White and company. They put themselves over and set the stage for their matches tonight.
AEW All-Atlantic Championship Match
Miro vs. PAC vs. Malakai Black vs. Clark Connors
We get the respective ring entrances of PAC, Miro, Clark Connors and Malakai Black. The first ever AEW All Atlantic Champion is about to be crowned.
Malakai and Pac battled out of the ring to begin the match. Miro sent Connors to the corner and unloaded some strikes. Clark tried to battle back with some chops but Miro shrugged them off.
Miro connected with a Body Slam before getting knocked out of the ring with a shoulder tackle. Connors went for a Crossbody but Miro caught him with ease and slammed him down to the floor. Malakai leveled Miro with a Dropkick through the ropes and then battled with Pac in the corner.
Pac set up for a Sunset Flip Powerbomb but Malakai landed on his feet. Miro got back in the ring and caught Malakai with an uppercut. Malakai responded with a springboard Moonsault that knocked Miro out of the ring. Malakai applied a Heel Hook on Connors but Miro grabbed him by the hair and dragged him to the outside to break the hold.
Miro sent Pac flying across the ring with a Fallaway Slam before battling with Connors once again. Clark got in some strikes before Miro sent him down with a Uranage. Miro hit a Gutwrench Suplex for a two count and threw Connors out of the ring. Malakai and Miro teamed up for a moment to stomp on Pac.
Malakai and Miro then stared at each other as the crowd cheered. They then started arguing over who gets to beat Pac up and had a stare down. Miro and Malakai traded punches in the middle of the ring. Miro got the better of the exchange and knocked Malakai out of the ring with an uppercut. Miro planted Pac with a Samoan Drop for a near fall.
Pac sent Connors flying out of the ring with a Back Body Drop before hitting Malakai with a flip. Pac climbed to the top rope and delivered a Missile Dropkick to Miro. Malakai hit Pac with a knee strike but turned around into a Suplex from Connors. Miro hit Connors with a Clothesline and battled with Malakai Black. Malakai rolled out of the ring and grabbed a table. He set it up between the steps and the barricade outside the ring.
Malakai tried to put Miro through the table but he blocked it. Pac went for a Crossbody but Miro caught him. Pac escaped and shoved Miro into the ring post. Clark Connors then came out of nowhere and Speared Miro through the table. Connors rolled Malakai into the ring and fired up the crowd. Clark hit a series of Clotheslines and followed it up with a Powerslam. Pac got back into the ring and Connors caught him with a Spear. Connors followed it up with a slam but Malakai broke up the cover. The crowd got behind Clark as he battled with Pac in the ring. Pac caught Clark with a Superkick and climbed to the top turnbuckle. Malakai broke it up and set up for a Superplex.
Clark joined them on the top turnbuckle as Miro got back into the ring. Miro hit Clark and Malakai with a Powerbomb as they delivered a Superplex to Pac (Tower of Doom spot). Miro then hit Pac with a big boot and applied the Game Over on Pac in the middle of the ring. Malakai spit the mist in Miro’s eyes and followed it up with Black Mass. Miro fell out of the ring as Malakai locked in a submission hold on Connors. Pac broke it up with the 450 Splash on Malakai. Pac then quickly locked in the Rings of Saturn on Connors for the submission victory.
Winner and Inaugural All-Atlantic Champion: PAC
Bullet Club (Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson & El Phantasmo) vs. Dudes With Attitudes (Sting, Darby Allin & Shingo Takagi)
Sting jumps Bullet Club during their entrance, literally. He dove on top of them from the entrance way. Wild brawl to start.
Takagi takes it to El Phantasmo in the ring and tags in Sting. Shingo and Sting double team ELP. Darby tags in and outwrestles Phantasmo. Matt Jackson tags in. Young Bucks get involved and take out Darby with a dive. Matt toys with Darby. Nick Jackson tags in. Nick maintains dominance. Bullet Club trap Darby in the corner and keep him at bay with multiple tags and underhanded tactics. Darby fights back but not enough to get back control.
Phantasmo taunts Sting and then stands on Darby’s crotch. Darby comes back with a Spider German Suplex. Hikuleo pulls Sting off the apron. Darby gets the better of ELP and hits a Code Red. Takagi tags in. Shingo tags in and takes out both Jackson brothers. Shingo hits a huge Twist & Shout on Nick for a nearfall.
Shingo hits a huge Death Valley Driver and tags in Sting. Matt tags in. Sting chops the hell out of both Jacksons. Sting takes out all three Bullet Club members. Nipple twist has no effect on Sting. Hikuleo keeps Sting from locking in a Scorpion Deathlock. Darby hits a Stunner on ELP. The Bucks take out Shingo. Sting absorbs a Superkick and takes out the brothers.
Darby tags in. Matt counters Coffin Drop. Matt and Nick hit More Bang For Your Buck. Phantasmo hits Thunderkiss ’86 for a nearfall. Tandem topes from The Bucks. Phantasmo hits an Asai Moonsault to the outside. Bullet Club stop Sting with a triple Superkick. Sting ducks BTE Trigger and hits Stereo Scorpion Deathdrops on The Bucks. Sting twists ELP’s nipples. Sting kicks ELP in the balls behind the referee’s back. Shingo tags in. Darby takes out Hikuleo on the outside.
Shingo pummels ELP. Shingo hits Pumping Bomber for a nearfall. Shingo hits ELP with Last of the Dragon for the pinfall in 13:04.
Winners: Dudes With Attitude (Sting, Darby Allin & Shingo Takagi)
After the match, AEW announces that they will return to Arthur Ashe Stadium on September 21st for AEW Grand Slam 2022.
— Jericho Appreciation Society tell Shota Umino that he earned their respect. Jericho then threw a fireball in Umino’s face.
AEW Women’s World Championship Match
Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Toni Storm
The two women shake hands. Chain wrestling to start. They get frustrated with neither woman getting an advantage and begin exchanging chops. Neither woman gets the upper hand. Storm gets Rosa to the mat and doesn’t relent, stretching the champ.
Rosa comes back and the two women go back to trading strikes. Rosa fires off a stunner on Storm. Rosa hits a huge clothesline in the corner and follows up with a big knee strike to the gut. Rosa maintains dominance and gets a nearfall off a Northern Lights Suplex. Storm tries to fight back but keeps getting met with rollup pins. Rosa stretches Storm.
They fight to the outside where Rosa continues to have answers to Storm’s offense. Storm climbs to the top rope but Rosa stops her. Toni fights out of a Death Valley Driver and hits an Apron German Suplex. Storm hits a DDT on the outside.
Storm hits a big hip attack in the corner and another DDT for a nearfall. Storm continues the assault. Rosa comes back with an Armbreaker. Rosa hits a huge knee strike and follows up with a Death Valley Driver. Rosa hits Fire Thunder Driver for a nearfall.
Rosa kicks away at Storm. Storm counters with a German Suplex. Rosa comes back with an arm attack and a Final Reckoning for the pinfall in 10:44.
Winner and STILL AEW Women’s World Champion: Thunder Rosa
IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Match
Will Ospreay (c) vs. Orange Cassidy
Jim Ross joined commentary before the match. Ospreay went for a Dropkick right away but Cassidy dodged it. Cassidy hit a shoulder tackle with his hands in his pockets. Orange avoided Ospreay’s offense and mocked him.
Cassidy hit a headscissors takeover and then posed like Ospreay in the middle of the ring as Will regrouped on the outside. Back in the ring, Ospreay responded with a massive kick to the face and Cassidy collapsed to the canvas. Ospreay sprinted around the ring and hit Cassidy with a running Dropkick.
Ospreay sent Cassidy into the turnbuckle and then did some sit-ups in the ring. Will spun Cassidy around several times before planting him with a Backbreaker for a two count. Ospreay sent Cassidy into the turnbuckle again for another near fall. Will locked in an Abdominal Stretch in the middle of the ring but Cassidy was able to counter into an Arm Drag.
Orange hit a Splash off the top rope but Ospreay quickly responded with a slam and a flipping kick to the face. Ospreay made his way to the top rope and connected with a diving elbow strike for a near fall. Will bashed Orange with several kicks to the face but Cassidy popped back up. Cassidy put his hands in his pockets and hit Ospreay with a Dropkick.
Cassidy followed it up with some lazy kicks that annoyed Orpreay. Will battled to his feet but Orange caught him with a Superkick and some real kicks. Ospreay went for a springboard Cutter but Orange Cassidy dodged it. Orange went for a Tornado DDT but Ospreay blocked it. Cassidy hit the Stundog Millionaire and then a Michinoku Driver for a near fall.
Ospreay and Cassidy battled in the corner. Orange connected with a Tornado DDT and followed it up with a dive through the ropes. Cassidy hit Aussie Open with a Splash on the outside and climbed to the top rope. Orange delivered a diving DDT to Ospreay and went for the cover but Will powered out at two.
Orange went for a Clothesline but Ospreay beautifully countered into a standing Spanish Fly in the middle of the ring. Ospreay trapped Cassidy’s head under the turnbuckle and delivered a Superkick to his face. They battled to the top rope and Ospreay hit some elbow strikes. Cassidy bounced Will’s head off the turnbuckle camera but Ospreay responded with an elbow strike. Will went for a moonsault, missed, went for another one, missed, and then hit Cassidy with a Shooting Star Press for a near fall. Cassidy hit the Air Raid Crash but Ospreay wouldn’t stay down.
Cassidy geared up in the corner and went for the Orange Punch but Ospreay countered into a Cutter. Ospreay followed it up with another Cutter but Cassidy somehow kicked out. Ospreay went for the Stormbreaker but Cassidy countered into a Hurricanrana for a two count. Will hit an elbow strike for another two count. Ospreay then planted Cassidy with the Stormbreaker for the pinfall victory.
Winner: Will Ospreay
After the match, Aussie Open joins Ospreay in the ring for an attack on Cassidy. Trent Beretta and Rocky Romero hit the ring to try and help but they get taken out, to. Finally, Katsuyori Shibata’s theme hits and the crowd goes absolutely ballistic. Out he comes as the crowd goes even more nuts. He gets in the ring with Will Ospreay after taking out Aussie Open. He hits a pump kick on Ospreay and then elbows the piss out of him in the corner. Aussie Open ends up saving Ospreay before Shibata hits him with his finisher. Orange Cassidy then put his glasses on Shibata and posed with him to end the segment.
Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Claudi Castagnoli
Zack Sabre Jr. comes out first. Sabre was originally supposed to be Bryan Danielson but he’s out with an injury. Claudio Castagnoli (FKA as Cesaro in WWE) made his debut and is a member of the Blackpool Combat Club.
Claudio hit an uppercut and a Neutralizer right away for a two count. Zack rolled out of the ring as the crowd erupted for Claudio.
The action spilled out of the ring and Claudio delivered a massive uppercut against the barricade. He went for another but Zack got out of the way and rolled back into the ring. Claudio leveled him with an uppercut and Sabre Jr. rolled to the apron. Claudio brought him back into the ring and sent him to the mat with a massive vertical Suplex for a two count. Sabre Jr. applied an armbar and started bending back Claudio’s fingers.
Zack Sabre Jr. controlled the next couple of minutes and kept Castagnoli grounded. Claudio battled back with a couple of Backbreakers and shoved Zack to the corner. Castagnoli leveled Sabre Jr. with an uppercut for a near fall. Sabre Jr. took Castagnoli down again and locked in an armbar. Sabre Jr. kept the hold applied as they tumbled to the floor. Castagnoli then carried Sabre Jr. with one arm up the steel steps and Powerbombed him back into the ring.
Castagnoli went for the Swing but Sabre Jr. countered into a Guillotine choke in the middle of the ring. Claudio escaped and hung up Zack on the top turnbuckle. Sabre Jr. applied a submission hold while on the top rope before knocking Claudio down with an uppercut. Claudio responded with a leaping uppercut of his own and followed it up with a Gutwrench Suplex off the top rope.
Claudio went for the Swing again but Sabre Jr. wiggled away. Castagnoli hit him with some uppercuts for a two count. Claudio followed it up with the Swing for a few rotations and went for the Sharpshooter but Sabre Jr. booted him away. Castagnoli dragged him back into the middle of the ring but Sabre Jr. countered into a Heel Hook.
Castagnoli escaped and slammed Sabre Jr. to the mat for a two count. Claudio unloaded another massive uppercut and Zack collapsed to the canvas. Sabre Jr. hit a Pele Kick and applied a choke hold in the middle of the ring. Zack transitioned into an armbar but Claudio escaped via an elbow strike to the head.
Castagnoli hit a big uppercut, a lariat, and the Ricola (Powerbomb) for the pinfall victory.
Winner: Clausio Castagnoli
IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Match
Jay White (c) vs. Kazuchika Okada vs. Hangman Page vs. Adam Cole
We see Adam Cole make his way to the ring to get our next match started. The IWGP Heavyweight Championship will be up for grabs in this one.
Out next is “Hangman” Adam Page. He settles in the ring after a big pop for his entrance, complete with the fireworks / pyro treatment.
After them, the legendary Japanese performer Kazuchika Okada makes his way out. He settles in the ring and his music dies down.
Finally, the reigning and defending IWGP Heavyweight Champion Jay White makes his way out. With “Switchblade” in the ring, this one can get underway.
The bell sounds and we’re off-and-running with our co-main event of the evening here at The Forbidden Door.
Adam Cole dragged Hangman out of the ring and Jay White attacked Okada from behind to start off the action. Okada and Hangman leveled Jay White with a Clothesline and he rolled out of the ring. Adam Cole and Jay White started conversing and it backfired.
Hangman and Okada got out of the ring and attacked them. Cole rolled Hangman into the ring but the former champ bounced off the ropes and caught Adam with a Suicide Dive. Jay White slammed Okada on the ring apron as Cole & Hangman battled on the ramp. Hangman set up for a Powerbomb but Jay White broke it up. Cole and White teamed up again for a big vertical Suplex on Hangman onto the entrance ramp.
Jay rolled Okada into the ring and Adam Cole unloaded some punches to the face. White launched Okada into the turnbuckle and leveled him with a chop to the chest. Hangman got back up and dragged Jay out of the ring. Hangman launched Jay into the steel steps but turned around into a big boot from Cole. White and Cole then beat Okada down some more before Hangman got back into the ring.
Hangman sent Jay to the outside with a Clothesline and delivered a Fallaway Slam to Adam Cole. Page hit White with a Crossbody and hit a Flying Clothesline off the top rope on Cole for a near fall. Kazuchika sent Jay White into the barricade as the action spilled out of the ring. Okada then booted Jay in the face and threw him into the seats with Adam Cole.
Okada pounded on the steel steps before hitting White & Cole with a Crossbody over the barricade. Back in the ring, Jay went for a deadlift German Suplex but Hangman landed on his feet. Hangman rolled White up but Cole broke it up with a boot to the face. Adam Cole attacked Jay and hit him with a slam for a near fall.
Cole went for the Boom but Jay ducked under it. White connected with a Uranage and everyone was down. Jay hit Cole with a chop to the chest and then a Snap Dragon Suplex. White hit Okada with one as well and delivered a third to Hangman. Cole hit the Boom on White, Okada hit Cole with a Clothesline, and Hangman leveled Okada with a Clothesline sending everyone back to the canvas again.
Hangman Page and Kazuchika Okada unloaded punches to Jay White and Adam Cole. Hangman caught Okada with a boot to the face and then planted Jay with a Powerbomb for a two count. Page set up on the apron for the Buckshot Lariat but Cole broke it up. Page booted him away and hit Cole with a Moonsault. White blocked the Buckshot but Hangman caught him with the Dead Eye. Page then hit the Buckshot Lariat and went for the cover but Okada broke it up at the last moment.
Okada and Hangman had a stare down and talked some trash as the crowd cheered. Okada and Hangman began trading haymakers in the middle of the ring. Kazuchika went for a Dropkick but Hangman held onto the ropes. Okada went for the Rainmaker but Hangman dodged it. Cole dragged Hangman out of the ring and sent him into the ring post.
Cole booted Okada in the knee and went for Panama Sunrise but Okada countered into a Neckbreaker over his knee. Okada hit a Body Slam and climbed to the top turnbuckle. Okada delivered an Elbow Drop and the crowd. Cole hit Okada with a Superkick after avoiding the Rainmaker. Okada responded with a Dropkick and went for the Rainmaker again. Cole dodged it once again and delivered an Enziguri.
Cole booted Page in the face and he fell out of the ring. Okada connected with a Dropkick and followed it up with the Landslide. Okada went for the Rainmaker AGAIN but Cole dodged it. Jay hit Okada with Bladerunner and pinned Adam Cole for the victory. It was an odd finish as Okada didn’t hit Cole with the Neckbreaker and it appeared that he may have been injured.
Winner: Jay White
Interim AEW World Championship Match
Jon Moxley vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
William Regal walked Moxley through the crowd for the match.
Tanahashi tripped Moxley up and applied a headlock to begin the action. Moxley escaped but Tanahashi caught him with a Crossbody. Jon got up and started trading punches with Hiroshi. Both men would not back down and Tanahashi caught Moxley with a Dropkick to the knee. Hiroshi sent Jon to the mat with a Dragon Screw and focused his attack on Moxley’s knee.
Moxley and Tanahashi traded forearms to the face in the middle of the ring. Jon hit a Clothesline and perched Tanahashi up on the top turnbuckle. Moxley applied a chokehold before raking Tanahashi across his back. Jon then brought Hiroshi back into the ring with a Superplex and followed it up with a Piledriver for a two count.
Jon got Tanahashi on the mat and booted him in the face a couple of times before applying the Texas Cloverleaf submission hold. Hiroshi escaped and reached the bottom rope to break the hold. Tanahashi connected with a slam and followed it up with a rolling Senton for a near fall.
Moxley threw Hiroshi over the top rope but he held on and got back into the ring. Jon was ready for him and sent him over the top rope and to the floor with a Clothesline. Moxley went after Tanahashi on the outside and cleared off the timekeeper’s table. Jon put him through the table with a Uranage and got back into the ring.
Tanahashi went for a Dragon Screw but Moxley blocked it and tried for an armbar. Hiroshi blocked it and started stomping on Jon’s face. Moxley was busted open and rolled out of the ring to regroup. Hiroshi climbed to the top turnbuckle and hit a Splash on Moxley that sent both competitors to the floor.
Back in the ring, Moxley went for the Paradigm Shift but Tanahashi blocked it. Moxley hit a release German Suplex and then the Paradigm Shift for a two count. Jon unloaded some elbow strikes to the head and went for another Paradigm Shift but Tanahashi countered with a headbutt.
Hiroshi climbed to the top rope and hit a Crossbody before going right back to the top turnbuckle. Tanahashi hit a Frog Splash but couldn’t get the cover right away. Jon kicked out at two and applied the Bulldog Choke in the middle of the ring as the blood poured down his face. Tanahashi battled to his feet and rolled Jon up for a two count.
Moxley went for the Bulldog Choke again but Hiroshi countered into a cradle for a two count. Jon responded with a massive Clothesline but Tanahashi kicked out at one to a big pop from the crowd. Jon unloaded a series of elbow strikes and got the Bulldog Choke applied in the middle of the ring. Hiroshi wouldn’t stay down and battled to his feet. Jon quickly planted him with the Paradigm Shift/Deathrider to win the Interim AEW Championship.
Winner and Interim AEW World Champion: Jon Moxley
After the match, Moxley and Tanahashi showed each other respect
Chris Jericho and Daniel Garcia from the J.A.S. hit the ring and start savagely attacking Moxley trying to weaken him before Blood & Guts. Eddie Kingston runs down and joins the brawl, helping out Moxley and taking it to Jericho and Garcia.
The rest of J.A.S. hit the ring and then Claudio Castagnoli’s theme hits to bring him out. He and Jericho go at it tooth-and-nail right out of the gate and then Claudio gets a huge swing on one of the J.A.S. members to the delight of the fans in Chicago.
They leave J.A.S. running for cover as they stand tall in the ring. This sets the table for Wednesday night’s Blood & Guts special in Detroit.
We go to credits.
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