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Jay White to defend IWGP World title at Forbidden Door

White has said he won't be defending the belt against either Hangman Page or Adam Cole.
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Jay White will be defending the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at Forbidden Door.

White stated on Dynamite last week that he will not be giving a title shot to either Hangman Page or Adam Cole. He will be defending the title on the show, however, it's just not clear who his opponent will be. 

AEW sent out a press release on Tuesday with a lineup for the card. White is listed as defending his title against an opponent "TBD." 

AEW's last stop before the Forbidden Door is on Wednesday in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. 

AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door will take place Sunday, June 26 from the United Center in Chicago. The updated lineup for the show is as follows: 

  • 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