Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hirooki Goto announced for NJPW Dominion, winner to compete for interim AEW World Title

Tanahashi vs. Goto is official for NJPW Dominion. The winner of that match is heading to Forbidden Door to compete for the interim AEW Title

Photo Courtesy: New Japan Pro-Wrestling

New match added to Dominion with ‘Forbidden Door’ stakes attached to it.

As a result of AEW World Champion CM Punk having to undergo surgery, an interim champion is going to be crowned. On the AEW side of the coin, there will be a Battle Royal to kick off next week’s Dynamite with the winner advancing to the main event of the show to take on Jon Moxley. The winner of that bout will secure themselves a spot in the interim AEW World Title match at Forbidden Door.

AEW put out a press release which noted that a New Japan Pro-Wrestling talent will be competing for the interim AEW World Title as well. At Dominion on June 12th, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Hirooki Goto are scheduled to go one-on-one and the winner is heading to Forbidden Door to compete for the belt.

Once CM Punk is cleared to compete, he’ll meet the interim champion in a unification match.

To hear POST Wrestling’s recap of the AEW World Title situation, check out the isolated clip on the POST YouTube channel.

With the addition of Tanahashi versus Goto to Dominion, here is the updated lineup for the event:

  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Master Wato & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. United Empire (TJP, Francesco Akira & Aaron Henare)
  • Los Ingobernables De Japon (Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi) vs. BULLET CLUB (Ace Austin, El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori)
  • Toru Yano vs. Doc Gallows
  • NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships: HOUSE OF TORTURE (EVIL, SHO & Yujiro Takahashi) (c) vs. Zack Sabre Jr., El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • IWGP Tag Team Championships: Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens (c) vs. United Empire (Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan)
  • KOPW 2022 Trophy: Shingo Takagi (c) vs Taichi
  • NEVER Openweight Championship: Tama Tonga (c) vs. Karl Anderson
  • Interim AEW World Championship Eliminator: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hirooki Goto
  • IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship — Three-Way Match: Juice Robinson (c) vs. SANADA vs. Will Ospreay
  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Jay White
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