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April 25, 2022 Observer Newsletter: AEW & NJPW announce joint show, Windy City Riot review

AEW & NJPW announce joint show for June, NJPW Windy City Riot review, and more.

Tony Khan’s big surprise for this week, announced on the 4/20 Dynamite show, is a new PPV show, called Forbidden Door, a joint show with New Japan Pro Wrestling.

The show was announced for 6/26 at the United Center in Chicago. One would suspect the goal would be the second $1 million gate in company history, after doing so for Double or Nothing on 5/29 in Las Vegas.

The show would be an added PPV show, on a Sunday night. No names nor matches have been announced. Adam Cole and Jay White were the wrestlers who made the announcement.

Unlike the New Japan/ROH show in Madison Square Garden, where really each promotion did its own matches, most of the matches are expected to be AEW vs. NJPW, although that isn’t locked in stone and there could be an AEW vs. AEW or NJPW vs. NJPW match, or tag team matches with wrestlers from both companies.

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