AEW is increasingly getting linked to Japan



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AEW is increasingly getting linked to Japan

Last Sunday, the Forbidden Door PPV was aired live from the United Center in Chicago. This PPV was the collaboration between AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling. Despite great absences, above all CM Punk and Bryan Danielson, the event went well above the expectations of the fans, confirming itself as a success.

At a press conference, Tony Khan stated that ticket sales generated over a million dollars in receipts and 100,000 digital purchases. A clear sign of how there is great interest in the second edition of Forbidden Door. The president of New Japan Takami Ohbari, when interviewed by Tokyo Sports, said: "Unfortunately some wrestlers were unable to come to the United States, there were some absent people.

I would like to see a continuation of this event, perhaps in Japan. The 50th anniversary would be a perfect occasion. I know for a fact that there are numerous AEW talents who would like to perform in front of Japanese audiences."

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Forbidden Door ended with the coronation of a new interim world champion: Jon Moxley defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi at the end of a bloody match.

It will be he, therefore, to face CM Punk as soon as he has the medical ok to return to the scene and decree once and for all the undisputed champion of the AEW. But the PPV also caused discussion due to the great debut of Claudio Castagnoli aka Cesaro.

The Swiss wrestler returned to the ring after months of inactivity and defeated Zack Saber Jr. as well as becoming a new member of the Blackpool Combat Club, the stable led by William Regal. Castagnoli was specially chosen by Bryan Danielson.

However, not everything went the right way: during the main event, a fight broke out between some fans, who were promptly expelled from the arena. For a federation that's still relatively new on the blocks, the AEW's aspirations aren't tame at all. The company recently bought another federation, Ring Of Honor (ROH) into its fold.