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  • Writer's pictureCarlos Astorga

AEW & NJPW's "Forbidden Door" Pay-Per-View Available In Select Theaters On Sunday, June 26

June 21, 2022 -- The highly anticipated “AEW x New Japan Pro Wrestling: Forbidden Door” pay-per-view will be available in select theaters across North America on Sunday, June 26, beginning at 7 p.m. ET, as a result of a partnership between AEW and Joe Hand Promotions.

Emanating live from the United Center in Chicago, IL, fans can catch visit select theatres to enjoy matchups between the best and brightest AEW and NJPW stars, with championship bouts and major matches including:

• AEW Interim World Championship: Jon Moxley vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

• IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Jay White (c) vs. TBD

• AEW All-Atlantic Championship: Four-way match featuring Pac, Miro, Tomohiro Ishii, and winner of Malakai Black vs. Penta Oscuro

• IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship: Will Ospreay (c) vs. Orange Cassidy • AEW Women’s World Championship: Thunder Rosa (c) vs. Toni Storm

• Ring of Honor World Tag Team Championship and IWGP Tag Team Championship Winner Takes All: FTR (Dax Harwood and Cash Wheeler) vs. United Empire (Great-O-Khan and Jeff Cobb) vs. Roppongi Vice (Trent Beretta and Rocky Romero)

• Trios Match: Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara, and Minoru Suzuki vs. Eddie Kingston, Wheeler Yuta, and Shota Umino

Joe Hand Promotions, the leading provider of live content to theaters, sports bars, and restaurants, is making “Forbidden Door” available in select theaters, including Cinemark, AMC, Emagine Entertainment, Marcus Theaters, and others. To locate a theater showing the event, fans can check the Joe Hand Promotions’ website at

“Forbidden Door has the professional wrestling community buzzing,” said Joe Hand, Jr., President, Joe Hand Promotions. “AEW continues to create exciting events that bring fans together in venues like movie theaters to experience their events. We’re proud to partner with AEW and help them continue to grow their fan base and extend their brand across North America.”

About AEW

Founded by CEO, GM, and Head of Creative Tony Khan in 2019, AEW is headlined by CM Punk, Thunder Rosa, Bryan Danielson, Chris Jericho, Kenny Omega, The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson), Adam Cole, Sting, Jon Moxley, Jungle Boy, Luchasaurus, Jade Cargill, Dr. Britt Baker, Scorpio Sky, Hangman Page, Sammy Guevara, Matt Hardy, Samoa Joe, Swerve Strickland, Miro, Lucha Bros., PAC, MJF, Darby Allin, Nyla Rose, Red Velvet, Ruby Soho, Toni Storm, Hikaru Shida, Malakai Black, Andrade El Idolo, Christian Cage, Eddie Kingston, Ethan Page, Orange Cassidy, Ricky Starks, Powerhouse Hobbs, Lance Archer, Keith Lee and many more. For the first time in many years, AEW is offering an alternative to mainstream wrestling, with a roster of world-class talent that is injecting new spirit, freshness, and energy into the industry.

“AEW: Dynamite” airs every Wednesday from 8-10 p.m. ET on TBS and attracts the youngest wrestling audience on television. The fight-forward show “AEW: Rampage” airs every Friday from 10- 11 p.m. ET on TNT. AEW’s multi-platform content also includes “AEW Dark” and “AEW Dark: Elevation,” two weekly professional wrestling YouTube series, “Being the Elite,” a weekly behind-the-scenes YouTube series, and “AEW Unrestricted,” a weekly podcast series. For more info, check out;;;


Joe Hand Promotions brings fan communities from mainstream sports and entertainment into the top corporate and independently owned bars and restaurants, theaters, casinos, and other commercial establishments to provide the best viewing experience outside of the arena.

As the commercial content partner for some of the nation’s top live-sports media properties, Joe Hand Promotions is the leader in the out-of-home live sports and entertainment media distribution industry. For over 50 years, Joe Hand Promotions has seamlessly connected commercial establishments with live sports which has successfully driven traffic and increased revenues, time and time again. The Joe Hand Promotions team is more than the distributor, but also the advisor in this fast-growing industry.


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