Welcome to Bleacher Report’s exclusive live coverage and recap of the highly anticipated AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door event held in Toronto. Let’s dive into the thrilling matches that took place and grade each performance accordingly:
Kazuchika Okada vs. Kenny Omega: Winner: Kenny Omega (AEW) Grade: A+
The clash between Okada and Omega was a wrestling masterpiece. Both competitors showcased their incredible athleticism, technical prowess, and storytelling ability. The match had the crowd on the edge of their seats from start to finish. Kenny Omega’s victory over Okada solidified his position as one of the top stars in the industry. Grade: A+.
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jon Moxley: Winner: Hiroshi Tanahashi (NJPW) Grade: A
Tanahashi and Moxley delivered a hard-hitting and intense brawl that left fans in awe. Both wrestlers displayed their unique styles and never backed down. Tanahashi’s victory was a testament to his experience and in-ring mastery. Grade: A.
Jay White vs. CM Punk: Winner: Jay White (NJPW) Grade: B+
The clash between Jay White and CM Punk was a clash of charisma and in-ring ability. Both wrestlers brought their A-game, with White’s cunning tactics ultimately giving him the edge over the returning Punk. The match was a great showcase for the strategic mind of White. Grade: B+.
Young Bucks (Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson) vs. Guerrillas of Destiny (Tama Tonga and Tanga Loa): Winners: Young Bucks (AEW) Grade: A-
The tag team match between the Young Bucks and the Guerrillas of Destiny was a high-octane display of athleticism and teamwork. Both teams delivered a thrilling contest that had the crowd on their feet. The Young Bucks’ high-flying maneuvers and impeccable chemistry earned them a hard-fought victory. Grade: A-.
Kota Ibushi vs. Hangman Page: Winner: Hangman Page (AEW) Grade: A
The emotional and intense battle between Ibushi and Page captivated the audience. Both athletes left everything in the ring, delivering a hard-hitting and gripping contest. Hangman Page’s victory showcased his resilience and determination to reach the top of the wrestling world. Grade: A.
The Forbidden Door event showcased the best of both AEW and NJPW, with thrilling matches that will be remembered for years to come. The collaboration between the two promotions opened new doors for dream matches and exciting storytelling possibilities. The event left the wrestling world buzzing with excitement and anticipation for what’s to come.
Stay tuned for more highlights and reactions as we continue to delve deeper into the aftermath of this historic event.