It was confirmed during last night’s episode of Dynamite. Having promoted a “huge announcement” throughout the week, President Tony Khan hit the stage to make the announcement, only to be interrupted by Adam Cole. All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling will be at the United Center in Chicago for the two promotions’ first joint pay-per-view, Forbidden Door, on Sunday, 26 June.
The former Bullet Club man referred to himself as one of the biggest stars in Japanese wrestling history (an apparent dig at the absent Kenny Omega) before unveiling the name, date, and nature of the show, along with a cross-promotional match pitting him against New Japan’s Tomohiro Ishii on Friday’s episode of AEW Rampage.
Cole then brought the cat out of the hat by unveiling a surprise guest in NJPW star Jay White, who also had a part in the show. NJPW president Takami Obhari had been summoned to the stage by Khan before this.