Major Change Made To AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door

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AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door is on the move.

Back in February, it was reported that AEW x Forbidden Door III would come live from Arthur Ashe Stadium in New York. AEW has traditionally used the venue for Grand Slam Dynamite and Rampage tapings.

However, speaking on the Beyond The Bell podcast, Andrew Zarian revealed that the show will now be taking place elsewhere.

“So Arthur Ashe Stadium [is] not getting Forbidden Door. I’m positive Sean [Ross Sapp] also has a piece of this. I’m gonna leave it to him to kind of break that part. But I do know of a possible venue. I’m not against that venue. It’s not Madison Square Garden, by the way.”

Forbidden Door was launched in 2022 and sees the best of AEW taking on the best of New Japan Pro-Wrestling. There have been rumours that more promotions will be added to the mix in 2024.

A further report from Fightful Select noted that NJPW is behind the move, with the promotion unwilling to split the high production costs for using the venue.

The stadium is best known as the home of the US Open tennis and holds the record as the biggest tennis stadium in the world.

Tony Khan Defends To Decision To Defend AEW All In Footage

Meanwhile, Tony Khan has given an interview defending the decision to show footage of the infamous backstage confrontation between CM Punk and Jungle Boy on Dynamite.

Khan said the decision was “based on putting on the best show.”

H/t to WrestlingNews.Co