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Tony Khan Compares Booking Forbidden Door PPV To Denzel Washington’s Role In Crimson Tide

Tony Khan is hopeful that Forbidden Door will be an annual event.

The AEW President recently sat down with Conor Casey of ahead of AEW Dynamite: Road Rager on Wednesday. During the interview, Tony Khan talked about working with Gedo and whether Forbidden Door will become an annual event. Khan said he’s hopeful that Forbidden Door will return each year, then spoke about the obstacles he is faced with in booking a co-promoted event.

“Yeah, I’ve likened it to Crimson Tide where Denzel [Washington] gets a missile key. So, Gedo and I, generally anything that involves AEW & New Japan,” Khan explained, “I think we’re both going to have to agree on what the matchup is, and what the ideas are for the show. And in general, that’s what we’ve been doing for over a year now. And it’s worked really well.

“It started with AEW wrestlers going there and I had some thoughts and ideas about what they should or shouldn’t be doing. And then New Japan started sending wrestlers here later in 2021, and for over a year, the Forbidden Door has gone both ways with wrestlers coming in from both companies and out and working for each other,” Khan noted, “so it is different when we’re working together like this and it’s been a great collaboration for a long time now with AEW and New Japan, and I like working with Gedo.”

AEW and New Japan Pro-Wrestling will present that (first?) Forbidden Door pay-per-view on June 26 at United Center in Chicago. The event will be headlined by Jon Moxley vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi to crown an interim AEW World Champion.

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