AEW Forbidden Door 2022: Start times, how to watch, full map and BR Live

For years, AEW stars like Chris Jericho have referenced the forbidden door: the tantalizing idea that All Elite Wrestling could work with New Japan Pro Wrestling, one of the biggest promotions in the world. That dream comes true on Sunday with the aptly named Forbidden Door pay-per-view, which will see AEW’s biggest stars go head-to-head with the best talent from New Japan.

The main event is for the interim AEW Championship. With current champion CM Punk Temporarily out with a foot injury, New Japan legend Hiroshi Tanahashi will face Jon Moxley for the bracelet. Presumably, the winner will face CM Punk when they return. New Japan’s top title – the IWGP, or International Wrestling Grand Prix title – is up for grabs in a Fatal Four Way featuring Adam Cole, Hangman Page, Kazuchika Okada and champion Jay White.

Bryan Danielson was scheduled to face Zack Saber Jr. on the show, but Danielson is also injured. Danielson and AEW have teased a surprise big replacement, so that should be fun too. As with all AEW pay-per-views, the show is stacked. It also has a match to determine the inaugural AEW All-Atlantic Champion, an AEW Women’s Championship bout, and fights featuring Jericho, The Young Bucks, and FTR.

Wrestling nerds love New Japan Pro Wrestling for its hard-hitting “strong style,” and many AEW stars, like Kenny Omega and The Young Bucks, gained fame performing for the brand.

Full map

  • Interim AEW Championship: Jon Moxley vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi.
  • IWGP Championship: Jay White (c) vs. “Hangman” Adam Page vs. Adam Cole vs. Kazuchika Okada.
  • Zack Saber Jr. against a mystery opponent.
  • AEW Women’s Championship: Thunda Rosa (c) vs. Toni Storm.
  • AEW All-Atlantic Championship: Malakai Black vs. Miro vs. Clark Connors vs. Pac.
  • Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara and Minoru Suzuki against Eddie Kingston, Wheeler Yuta and Shota Umina.
  • Win-Win Ring of Honor and IWGP Tag Title Match: FTR vs. Roppongi Vice vs. United Empire.
  • Will Ospreay versus Orange Cassidy.
  • The Young Bucks, El Phantasmo and Himuleo against Sting, Darby Allin, Shingo Takagi and Hiromu Takahashi.
  • Kickoff Match: Swerve Strickland and Keith Lee vs. El Desperado and Yoshinobu Kanemaru.
  • Kickoff Match: QT Marshall vs. Hiroki Goto and Yoshi-Hashi.
  • Kickoff match: Max Caster and the Gunn Club vs. Yuya Uemura, Alex Coughlin, Kevin Knight and the DKC.

How to watch AEW Forbidden Door, start times

The main show starts at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET Sunday, with a preshow starting an hour before. For wrestling fans in the UK, AEW Forbidden Door main show starts early Monday at 1 a.m. GMT (midnight pre-show). Down Under, the show begins to 10:00 a.m. AEST Monday (pre-show at 9 a.m.).

AEW Forbidden Door is available via PPV for $50, but it’s also available on streaming services. If you’re in the US, it’ll be $50 via Bleacher Report. You can watch through the app or the website. In the UK and Australia, you’ll watch it via Fite TV instead, where it costs $20 (£16, AU$28).

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