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AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2024 PPV Predictions & Spoilers of Results

Posted by Anthony Mango Thursday, June 13, 2024

AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2024 will take place at UBS Arena in Elmont, New York on June 30, 2024. Follow along here for spoilers and information on the event's card, lineup of matches and news regarding the pay-per-view.

The following are my predictions for the 2024 AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door PPV. Check back for Forbidden Door 2024 results and review coverage here when the time comes.

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Singles Match for the AEW World Championship: Swerve Strickland (c) vs. Will Ospreay

This totally doesn't make any sense to me. Why go in this direction, rather than have two separate matches where both of their titles are on the line? Also, this is a pay-per-view built around the idea of cross-promotional stuff, but we have these two guys who are just regulars on the AEW roster against each other? Huh? This makes more sense for WrestleDream or something. Very weird. I don't know what they're thinking.

PREDICTION: Swerve Strickland retains.

Ladder Match for the Vacant AEW TNT Championship: Konosuke Takeshita vs. Mark Briscoe vs. TBD

It sucks that Adam Copeland is injured, but at least the idea of a ladder match to crown the new champion is super fun and interesting.

Until we know the full field of competitors, it's hard to debate who stands the best chance to become champion. But at least in the meantime, Konosuke Takeshita is as solid of an option as you could get, so we're starting off great.

I'd like to see at least one competitor from CMLL and at least one from New Japan in this match, since this is Forbidden Door, after all.

PREDICTION: n/a until we know the rest of the field, but Takeshita would make a great choice.

Singles Match for the AEW Women's World Championship: "Timeless" Toni Storm (c) vs. Mina Shirakawa

This is great! I've been complaining about Toni Storm's feuds for what feels like 2 years straight. Finally, we have someone new to the mix AND the story isn't just "I want to fight you for your title" and nothing more.

Mina Shirakawa isn't going to win the title. That's fairly certain. But I'm not familiar with her work, so I'm interested to see what she does and how this match goes down. On top of that, we know this will (or at least, should) push the storyline of Mariah May defecting from Toni Storm. Progress! Thumbs up all around.

PREDICTION: Toni Storm retains.

Winner Takes All Match for the AEW TBS Championship and NJPW STRONG Women's Championship: Mercedes Mone (c) vs. Stephanie Vaquer

Mercedes Mone gets back in the ring and New Japan basically says "Can we put that belt on her that we wanted to before she got injured?" At least, that's how it strikes me, where they want her to make appearances defending the STRONG title.

There's nothing wrong with that, of course. They had an investment in her, it didn't pay off yet, so let's revisit it. But it's crazy how many title unifications (especially ones that aren't actually title unifications, but just someone holding multiple belts at the same time) have been happening in wrestling the past year, let alone the past 3 years. It's more and more of a thing, despite there being more and more talent to pick from to spread the wealth.

Bet the house on Mercedes. I'd crap myself if she dropped the TBS title this quickly.

PREDICTION: Mercedes Mone wins.

Orange Cassidy vs. Zack Sabre Jr.

Glass half full? These two will have an awesome match. Glass half empty? Why, when there's a crossover potential for multiple companies, and tons of options available, are we just getting a rematch from last year in a sense? At least this time, it's a singles bout, so we'll see a different dynamic. I just would rather have seen something a little different...possibly...until I eat my words and this ends up being awesome.

PREDICTION: Zack Sabre Jr. wins.

Singles Match for the NJPW World Television Championship: Jeff Cobb (c) vs. TBA

Without knowing who Jeff Cobb is facing, it's hard to say whether I'm excited or not.

PREDICTION: Jeff Cobb retains.

Singles Match for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Jon Moxley (c) vs. Tetsuya Naito

I'll likely elaborate more on this, but my simple point of view is that Naito is just winning the title back and there isn't much more to it than that.

PREDICTION: Tetsuya Naito wins the title.

This page will be altered on a regular basis to reflect changes to the show including any new matches added to the lineup, adjustments to the card, revised predictions and any other information about this event. Stay tuned for the latest updates!

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AUTHOR OF THIS POST: ANTHONY MANGO

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