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AEW X NJPW: Forbidden Door PPV Available In Select Theaters, Bars & Resturants This Sunday June 25


June 22, 2023 – Following the successful inaugural show last year, Joe Hand Promotions is

bringing back the popular “AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door” pay-per-view to select movie theaters, bars and restaurants across North America and Canada this Sunday, June 25, beginning at 7 p.m. ET.


Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Ontario, will play host to highly anticipated return of the

groundbreaking “AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door” pay-per-view, which will feature marquee

matchups between members of AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling’s world-class rosters.


To locate a theater or another establishment showing the event, fans can check the Joe Hand Promotions website at: https://www.joehandpromotions.com/content/aew-in-theaters/


The stacked card will include the following match-ups:


• AEW World Championship: MJF (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi

• IWGP US Heavyweight Championship: Kenny Omega (c) vs. Will Ospreay

• IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Sanada (c) vs. Jack Perry

• Bryan Danielson vs. Kazuchika Okada

• AEW International Championship: Orange Cassidy (c) vs. Katsuyori Shibata vs.

Zack Sabre Jr. vs. Daniel Garcia

• Owen Hart Cup: CM Punk vs. Satoshi Kojima

• AEW Women's World Championship: Toni Storm (c) vs. Willow Nightingale

• Blackpool Combat Club (Jon Moxley, Claudio Castagnoli, Wheeler Yuta),

Konosukta Takeshita & Shota Umino vs. The Elite (Hangman Page & The Young

Bucks), Eddie Kingston & Tomohiro Ishii

• Sting, Darby Allin & TBA vs. Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara & Minoru Suzuki

• Owen Hart Cup: Athena vs. Billie Starkz (Zero Hour)


*Additional matches may be announced in the lead-up to Sunday’s event.


“The ‘Forbidden Door’ event 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 community settings. Fans can expect to catch this event at select Dave & Buster’s, Tom’s Watch Bar locations and many of America’s premier movie theaters.”


Joe Hand Promotions, the leading provider of live content to theaters, sports bars, and

restaurants, is making “AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door” available in select theaters, including

Cinemark, AMC, Regal, Marcus Theaters, and others in the United States. Cineplex and Landmark Cinemas will be showing in Canada.


About AEW

Founded by CEO, GM and Head of Creative Tony Khan in 2019, 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 “AEW: Rampage” airs every Friday from 10-11 p.m. ET on TNT, and the new “AEW: Collision” airs every Saturday from 8-10 p.m. ET on TNT. AEW’s multi-platform content also includes “Being the Elite,” a weekly behind-the-scenes YouTube series, and “AEW Unrestricted,” a weekly podcast series. For more info, check out Twitter.com/AEW; Instagram.com/AEW; YouTube.com/AEW; Facebook.com/AEW


ABOUT JOE HAND PROMOTIONS

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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