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Tanahashi vs. Goto interim AEW World title eliminator match set for NJPW Dominion

The winner will advance to the interim AEW World Championship match at Forbidden Door.
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AEW has officially revealed how its interim World Champion will be decided.

With CM Punk out of action due to injury, an interim AEW World Champion will be crowned at AEW & NJPW's Forbidden Door pay-per-view on Sunday, June 26. The interim champion will face Punk in the future when Punk is able to return to action.

It was announced on Rampage last night that a battle royal will open this coming Wednesday's episode of Dynamite. The battle royal winner will then face Jon Moxley in the main event of the episode. The winner of that match will advance to the interim title bout at Forbidden Door.

The other competitor for the interim title bout will be determined when Hiroshi Tanahashi takes on Hirooki Goto in an AEW World title eliminator match at NJPW Dominion on Sunday, June 12.

Punk vs. Tanahashi was originally scheduled for Forbidden Door.

AEW is calling the series of matches the "AEW Interim World Championship Eliminator Series."

After winning the AEW World Championship from Hangman Page at Double or Nothing, Punk suffered an injury on Dynamite this Wednesday. Punk revealed the injury on Rampage last night, describing it as a broken "wheel." Punk will need to undergo surgery for the injury.

Punk vowed to come back bigger, faster, stronger, and hungrier than ever before.

Forbidden Door is being held at the United Center in Chicago.