AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door results from June 25, 2023

It’s Sunday night and you know what that means!

Excalibur, Kevin Kelly and “The Human Suplex Machine” Taz greets the audiences at home as we head to the ring for the AEW World Championship Match.

MATCH #1: AEW World Championship Match:
MJF © vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
Tanahashi made his entrance first and got a big ovation. MJF came out to a mixed reaction. MJF smirked during the ring introductions for Tanahashi as if to say “big deal” when fans cheered for Tanahashi.

MJF threatened to walk out on the match a few seconds in after Tanahashi got in the first shot. He returned and asked fans if they think he’s a coward. Fans cheered. He offered a handshake. Tanahashi accepted, but MJF went for a kick to the gut. Tanahashi caught his boot and then took over.

When Tanashi climbed to the top rope, the announcers talked about how the turnbuckles in AEW are different than in New Japan, which affected Tanahashi last week when he slipped. Taz said he appeared to have adjusted. He landed a senton splash for a two count.

MJF applied an abdominal stretch and did a bit where he grabbed the top rope and the … Read More