Bryan Danielson Names NJPW Stars He Wants To Face At Forbidden Door

10 months ago by Connel Rumsey

Bryan Danielson Names NJPW Stars He Wants To Face At Forbidden Door AEW

With Double or Nothing now in the rear view mirror, we must look ahead to the upcoming AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door pay-per-view on June 26.

One of the most highly talked about AEW stars ahead of the show is Bryan Danielson, who has multiple options for opponents on the show that would all be exciting and make a lot of sense.

Bryan himself recently spoke to Sports Illustrated ahead of Double or Nothing, where he was asked about which NJPW stars he would like to face at the upcoming Forbidden Door show.

Bryan named many dream opponents on the roster, but said ultimately it’s up to Tony Khan and NJPW who he faces, and he’ll be open to whoever that is.

He said:

“I would love to wrestle Okada. But in the back of my mind, I’m thinking about Zack Sabre Jr. and wrestling him to see who is the best technical wrestler in the world. We have two very different styles of technical wrestling. We wrestled in 2008, and he was just a kid, but I was super impressed with him then. He’s grown into this amazing wrestler, and I don’t ever recall seeing anyone wrestle with his technique.

“There are a ton of guys I’d like to wrestle. You mentioned Okada, and that’s a match I really want. I want [Tomohiro] Ishii. Tanahashi and I wrestled in 2004, but we are totally different people now than we were then. That would be a lot of fun. Shingo and I wrestled in 2010. That would also be a lot of fun. I was hoping to get a match against Kenta in WWE, but it just never happened, and I would love to wrestle him. I’d also love to wrestle [Katsuyori] Shibata. I’m open to whoever Tony [Khan] and New Japan want me to go up against.”

The past few weeks, as well as Double or Nothing, have changed the course of the Forbidden Door show. Here is our predicted card for the big cross-promotional supershow.

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