Forbidden doors, eh? Who’d have thought that there were so many of them and that they’d be so easy to open?
A term originally coined by Hiroshi Tanashi in 2019 in reference to his match against Chris Jericho at Wrestle Kingdom 14, it was then adopted by Tony Khan for AEW’s crossover event with NJPW before being thrown around to refer to any interpromotional match between wrestlers from any big (and not so big) companies.
Shinsuke Nakamura has now taken a tongue-in-cheek approach to the term following the announcement of his match at NOAH against Great Muta.
Speaking to Tokyo Sports (article in is Japanese), Nakamura said of his January 1, 2023 match at The New Year 2023:
“There were people in WWE who pushed me. It’s nothing short of a miracle. Of course, I wanted to do it. It was an area that no one had ever stepped into, or rather, it opened a door that no one had been able to pry open. Ha ha ha…It’s a real ‘Forbidden Dооr’.”
Keiji Muto (the Great Muta) is currently in the middle of his retirement tour. He will wrestle his final match as the Great Muta at the Great Muta Final ‘Bye Bye’ show on January 22.
AEW star Sting has been announced for the Great Muta’s final bout.
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