During the June 14 episode of AEW Dynamite, NJPW star Hiroshi Tanahashi appeared via a pre-taped promo to challenge MJF to a one-on-one match at Forbidden Door. Tanahashi noted that he came close to winning the AEW World Championship against Jon Moxley at last year’s event, and he’s back for another shot at the gold.
Renee Paquette then interviewed MJF after the announcement and he teased not showing up, seemingly making a dig at his Double or Nothing 2022 fanfest no-show. He also called NJPW a “rinky-dink indie fed.” AEW later confirmed the match.
Below is the updated lineup for Forbidden Door on June 25:
- AEW World Championship: MJF vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
- IWGP World Championship: SANADA (c) vs. Jack Perry
- IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship: Kenny Omega (c) vs. Will Ospreay
- Bryan Danielson vs. Kazuchika Okada
WrestleZone will have complete coverage of the event as it airs.