Forbidden Door (2022)

2022 AEW & NJPW pay-per-view event

Forbidden Door (2022) was a professional wrestling pay-per-view co-promoted by All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW). It was held on June 26, 2022 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. It was the first AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door event to take place and the first event that AEW and NJPW have held together. This was also the first professional wrestling event held at the United Center since 2000 when World Championship Wrestling (WCW) held Spring Stampede in the arena.

AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door
PromotionAll Elite Wrestling
New Japan Pro-Wrestling
DateJune 26, 2022
VenueUnited Center
CityChicago, Illinois
Pay-per-view chronology
Double or Nothing
Dominion 6.12 in Osaka-jo Hall
AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door AEW:
All Out
G1 Climax 32
AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door chronology
First AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door 2023

The main event of the show saw Jon Moxley defeat Hiroshi Tanahashi to become the new interim AEW World Championship. Moxley would put Tanahashi in a rear naked choke before hitting his Paradigm Shift and getting the pinfall victory to become the new interim AEW World Champion.[1]

During the event, Bryan Danielson announced Zack Sabre Jr.'s hand-picked opponent. The opponent was revealed to be Claudio Castagnoli who made his unannounced AEW debut. He would go on to defeat Sabre Jr. at the event after hitting him with his Ricola Bomb.[2]


# Matches[3][4] Stipulations Times
1P Bishamon (Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi) defeated The Factory (Aaron Solo and Q. T. Marshall) Tag team match 8:53
2P Lance Archer defeated Nick Comoroto Singles match 6:08
3P Swerve In Our Glory (Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland) defeated Suzuki-gun (El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru) Tag team match 12:08
4P Max Caster and Gunn Club (Billy Gunn, Austin Gunn, and Colten Gunn) (with Anthony Bowens) defeated Yuya Uemura and New Japan LA Dojo (Alex Coughlin, The DKC and Kevin Knight) Eight-man tag team match 5:35
5 Minoru Suzuki and Le Sex Gods (Chris Jericho and Sammy Guevara) (with Tay Conti) defeated Eddie Kingston, Shota Umino, and Wheeler Yuta Six-man tag team match (Winners received a man advantage for the future Blood and Guts match.) 18:58
6 FTR (Cash Wheeler and Dax Harwood) (ROH) defeated United Empire (Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb) (IWGP) and Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero and Trent Beretta) Winners Take All Three-way tag team match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship and IWGP Tag Team Championship 16:19
7 Pac defeated Clark Connors, Miro, and Malakai Black Four-way match for the inaugural AEW All-Atlantic Championship 15:10
8 Dudes with Attitudes (Darby Allin, Sting, and Shingo Takagi) defeated Bullet Club (El Phantasmo, Matt Jackson, and Nick Jackson) (with Hikuleo) Six-man tag team match 13:01
9 Thunder Rosa (c) defeated Toni Storm Singles match for the AEW Women's World Championship 10:42
10 Will Ospreay (c) (with Aussie Open (Kyle Fletcher and Mark Davis)) defeated Orange Cassidy Singles match for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship 16:43
11 Claudio Castagnoli defeated Zack Sabre Jr. Singles match 18:26
12 Jay White (c) (with Gedo) defeated "Hangman" Adam Page, Kazuchika Okada, and Adam Cole Four-way match for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship 21:05
13 Jon Moxley (with William Regal) defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi Singles match for the interim AEW World Championship 18:14
(c) – the champion(s) heading into the match
P – match took place on the pre-show


  1. "AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door Results (6/26/22): Moxley vs Tanahashi for Interim AEW Championship + More". Fightful. Retrieved November 24, 2023.
  2. "Claudio Castagnoli/Cesaro debuts at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved November 24, 2023.
  3. "AEW-NJPW Forbidden Door Buy-In pre-show results: Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado, Max Caster, Austin Gunn, Colten Gunn, and Billy Gunn vs. The DKC, Kevin Knight, Alex Coughlin, and Yuya Uemura, and Hirooki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi vs. QT Marshall and Aaron Solo". Retrieved November 24, 2023.
  4. "AEW-NJPW Forbidden Door results: Powell's live review of Jon Moxley vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi for the Interim AEW World Title, Jay White vs. Kazuchika Okada vs. Hangman Page vs. Adam Cole for the IWGP World Heavyweight Title, Thunder Rosa vs. Toni Storm for the AEW Women's Title, Will Ospreay vs. Orange Cassidy for the IWGP U.S. Title". Retrieved November 24, 2023.