AEW Forbidden Door lineup: Two matches officially announced

By Jason Powell, Editor (@prowrestlingnet)

The following matches are advertised for the AEW Forbidden Door pay-per-view event that will be held on Sunday, June 30 in Elmont, New York at UBS Arena.

-Swerve Strickland vs. AEW International Champion Will Ospreay for the AEW World Championship

-Ladder match for the vacant TNT Championship

Powell’s POV: Ospreay won a Casino Gauntlet match to earn the title shot on Wednesday’s Dynamite. With New Japan in rough shape compared to the first two years of Forbidden Door shows, it’s a great call to go with a loaded main event of Swerve vs. Ospreay.

Adam Copeland was stripped of the TNT Championship by the Young Bucks after he broke his tibia at AEW Double Or Nothing. There’s no word yet as to how many wrestlers will enter the ladder match. Konosuke Takeshita vs. Penta El Zero Miedo will meet on Rampage in the first qualifier (the match was taped after Dynamite).

They also teased TBS Champion Mercedes Mone vs. NJPW Strong Women’s Champion Stephanie Vaquer on Dynamite, but the match has not been officially announced.

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Readers Comments (1)

  1. the match wil be great but I think it should be saved for london given will ospreay will be headlining in london against someone.
    I am dissapointed in this mainevent as it is standard AEW and not forbidden. NJPW being in bad shape is no excuse Swerve own suggested oponement shingo takagi would have been great failing that do a forbidden match outside of NJPW say one of the CMLL wrestlers or even get an indy wrestler in against him. This even was for the hardcore fans and for something different. I think the theme of the event should now be a non-contracted wrestler gets a title shot. Failing that either scrap the event all together or hold it in Tokyo as a way of making it fresh again. dissapointed so far hope the rest of the card offers something more special.

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