Welcome to the second part of the Road Rager report, a special episode of Dynamite broadcast from St. Louis, Missouri. Hiroshi Tanahashi, the ACE of New Japan Pro Wrestling, and Jon Moxley go face to face before the big match at the Forbidden Door.
Moxley says he is happy to finally be able to tackle him after every obstacle in his path made this challenge impossible. The two, let's remember, had to face each other years ago at All Out. And having waited a long time will be the bite needed to defeat him, prove to everyone that you are the best pro wrestler in the world and become the new ACE.
The Moxley promo is interrupted by the music of Chris Jericho, who enters the scene together with Sammy Guevara and Tay Conti. The Canadian accuses Moxley of stealing his position in the main event and invites him to step aside.
It is all part of an ambush that allows Lance Archer and Desperado to attack Mox and Tanahashi from behind. Jericho formalizes the entry of Sammy and Tay into his stable and announces that there will be a great match at the Forbidden Door: him, Sammy and Minoru Suzuki against Wheeler Yuta, Eddie Kingston and Shota Umino!
Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi had their first confrontation
Jon Moxley and NJPW legend Hiroshi Tanahashi had their first face-to-face confrontation ahead of their Interim AEW World Title match at Forbidden Door. The bout has been built as a dream clash for the Purveyor of Violence.
Kingston and his teammates force Jericho's stable to retire, while Tana puts Desperado out of action with the Slingblade and continues face-to-face with Moxley. Tempers are h*tter than ever! Ethan Page vs Miro. The tournament valid for decreeing the finalists to the All-Atlantic Championship continues, a title introduced two weeks ago in AEW.
Domination of Miro who, since his return to AEW, has proved more aggressive and mean than ever. Dan Lambert's interference was useless because "The Redeemer" scored his finisher, forcing Page to surrender. We remind you that the champion will be crowned at the Forbidden Door on Sunday 26th June.
Backstage Matt Sydal announces that his friend Dante Martin will face Jon Moxley this week at Rampage. Another great test for the young wrestler who has impressed everyone over the past few weeks. Elsewhere, Christian Cage finally turned heel on Jungle Boy, Jay White attacked Hangman Page and double-crossed Adam Cole.
RPG Vice's Rocky Romero and Trent Beretta were denied the ROH Tag Titles when Ospreay's stablemates attacked them.