Since the official announcement of Forbidden Door, PPV which will see the collaboration between AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling, many have hoped for the involvement of Okada, for years now the spearhead of the Japanese federation as well as one of the best wrestlers currently in circulation.
Adam Page had challenged him to an IWGP Heavyweight Championship match in recent weeks, but Okada lost the title to Jay White at Dominion. Apparently, the decision was made due to a very important family event that will involve the Japanese wrestler.
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To explain his absence was Dave Meltzer in the latest Wrestling Observer Radio: "Okada's wife will give birth right near the Forbidden Door and, at the moment, her presence in the Forbidden Door seems very difficult.
That's why he never appeared in AEW. " At the moment, however, it remains to be seen whether Jay White will really challenge Adam Page at PPV or Adam Cole, or neither of the two as hinted at in the last episode of Dynamite.
Some are even hypothesizing a return in extremis of Kenny Omega, who has been away from the scene for months now. And a match between the two would be the closing of a big circle that started in New Japan in the Bullet Club.
Unfortunately, several injuries have lowered the star power of Forbidden Door: originally the main event should have been between CM Punk and Tanahashi for the AEW World Heavyweight Championship, but the Chicago wrestler encountered a foot problem and underwent surgery.
A collision with the ACE of New Japan will now think about Jon Moxley. At the moment Bryan Danielson doesn't have a match on the card even though Zack Saber Jr. challenged him after Dominion. The American Dragon was also ousted from the recent episodes as a precaution due to a slight injury reported to Double or Nothing, but hopefully will be back soon.
In any case, there are only a few days left to organize the match between the two masters of the technique: Forbidden Door will in fact take place on Sunday 26 June in Chicago. Allegedly, he had two meetings with WWE officials, who no doubt hoped to get Kenny Omega under contract.
The formation of All Elite Wrestling, however, threw a wrench in their plans. History now tells us that Kenny Omega chose to be with his Elite allies and friends in All Elite Wrestling. But while WWE may have missed out on acquiring a huge star, all is not lost.