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AEW Forbidden Door notes: Jay White's opponent, Countdown show, Dynamite

Tony Khan said tonight's Dynamite would see a large number of NJPW talent on-screen.
Jay White | IWGP Champion

During his weekly appearance on Busted Open Radio, AEW head Tony Khan said the Forbidden Door opponent for IWGP Champion Jay White will be revealed on tonight's Dynamite.

Last week after attacking Hangman Page as Adam Cole gleefully looked on, White said he wouldn't be defending the title against Page or Cole which then made Cole dismayed.

White recently defeated Okada for the title. Cole said in a promo last week that the former champion will not be on Sunday's pay-per-view, but it's unclear if that was storyline or not.

More matches, more NJPW talent tonight

Khan also said more matches will be announced for Sunday's PPV on tonight's Dynamite which will also feature more NJPW talent on AEW TV than fans have seen thus far.

Countdown show time & network

Khan said the countdown show for Sunday's PPV will air at 11 PM Eastern following Friday's Rampage and will feature the usual video packages to help better introduce fans to NJPW stars who they might not otherwise be familiar with.

Here's the current card for Sunday:

  • Interim AEW World Championship match: Jon Moxley vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Jay White defends against an opponent TBD
  • AEW Women's World Champion Thunder Rosa defends against Toni Storm
  • IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Will Ospreay defends against Orange Cassidy
  • Four-way match to crown the inaugural AEW All-Atlantic Champion: Miro vs. PAC vs. Tomohiro Ishii vs. either Malakai Black or Penta Oscuro
  • Winner-take-all match for the ROH Tag Team titles and IWGP Tag Team titles: FTR vs. The Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb vs. Roppongi Vice
  • Chris Jericho, Minoru Suzuki & Sammy Guevara vs. Eddie Kingston, Wheeler Yuta & Shota Umino