Former IWGP World Heavyweight Champion Kazuchika Okada made his AEW debut on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite ahead of Forbidden Door.
Okada came to the aid of Hangman Adam Page as he was being attacked by Jay White and Adam Cole on the show, setting up a huge IWGP Championship four-way for tonight’s show.
Page spoke to WrestlingInc ahead of Forbidden Door, where he was asked about Okada’s debut in AEW. Page said that it was a special moment that he was glad to be a part of.
“AEW has been around for three years. I think probably a lot of fans have been waiting for the moment the coins drop and they did, you know? I didn’t see it coming, though I had been hoping for it and they did. So, really special, really glad to be a part of that to welcome him to All Elite Wrestling.”
Page, Cole, Okada and White will face off in a four-way for the IWGP Championship at Forbidden Door. When asked about the match, Page admitted that it wasn’t the match he thought he’d have.
“It’s not the match I expected. I expected to face Okada for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. He lost it because I’m a dumba** and didn’t realize that could happen. Jay White is the Champion, and I hoped for maybe a match with him for this Championship and now it’s a four-way. But I’m very, very glad to be sharing the ring with these three guys. They’re three of the absolute best in the world.”
Adam Page has won 75% of his matches in AEW this year, for a full list of the win/loss records in the AEW men’s division for 2022, click here.
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