Forbidden Door 2023 will take place on June 25, 2023, at the Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This marks AEW’s first PPV to be held outside of the United States and NJPW’s first PPV to be held in Canada.
The event was first announced on March 6, 2022, at the conclusion of AEW Revolution. The first Forbidden Door event took place on June 26, 2022, at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. The event was a critical and commercial success, with over 100,000 pay-per-view buys.
This year’s event promises to deliver two exhilarating dream matches that fans have been eagerly anticipating. Alongside the highly anticipated rematch for the United States Championship between Kenny Omega and Will Ospreay, we will also see an electrifying clash between Bryan Danielson and Kazuchika Okada.
AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2023 match card
IWGP US Championship
Kenny Omega (c) vs. Will Ospreay
Bryan Danielson vs. Kazuchika Okada
AEW Women’s World Championship
Toni Storm (c) vs. Willow Nightingale
AEW International Championship
Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Daniel Garcia vs. Zack Sabre Jr vs. Katsuyori Shibata
Men’s Owen Hart Invitational Cup – Quarter Final Match
CM Punk vs. Satoshi Kojima
IWGP World Heavyweight Championship
SANADA (c) vs. “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry
AEW World Championship
MJF (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
Zero Hour: Women’s Owen Hart Invitational Cup – Quarter Final Match
Athena vs. Billie Starks