Tony Khan looking forward to doing another AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door, chats Revolution match count

Tony Khan speaks about the idea of doing another Forbidden Door and discusses the match lineup for Revolution

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Khan promotes AEW’s upcoming and future events. 

Prior to the February 15th episode of AEW Dynamite, company President Tony Khan made the media rounds and one of the outlets he spoke with was ‘In The Kliq’

As the conversation rolled on, Tony was asked about the possibility of there being an AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2. Khan says he’s looking forward to doing it again and thinks people can look forward to it taking this place this summer. 

Well, it’s a great question (what role AEW will play in NJPW’s U.S. expansion). We have a great partnership with New Japan Pro-Wrestling, they’re doing more events in America and we’re working closely with them as good partners and of course we always build up this big event, AEW and New Japan coming together, Forbidden Door and I think Forbidden Door 1 was a big success. We’re looking forward to doing it together again. They send a lot of their top stars to AEW and to Ring of Honor and I love working with them. I think it’s been a great relationship and there’s a lot of trust between the parties. 

Yes, I think so (Khan responded when asked if people can look forward to Forbidden Door 2 this summer). 

The next pay-per-view on the docket for AEW is Revolution on March 5th. The headliner for the show is Bryan Danielson challenging MJF for the AEW World Championship in a 60-minute Iron Man match

There are currently four matches scheduled for the show and Khan added that due to the Iron Man match, he won’t try and stuff too much onto the card but there will be a lot of quality bouts. 

Well it’s a great question (how many matches can viewers expect to see at AEW Revolution). We’re still working towards Revolution. I think to your point, because there’s a one-hour Iron Man match on the card that there will probably be a little bit less matches on the card than they’ll normally be but also, there will be a lot of quality and also, the highest quality because Revolution is always one of our best shows so I won’t try to stuff too much into the card. You’re going to get a lot of matches, a lot of great matches. It’ll probably be a little different than our other shows because we never had anything like this where you knew the main event was gonna go one hour in this huge Iron Man match coming up March 5th at Revolution.

Circling back to the topic of AEW and NJPW, Jay White lost the ‘Loser Leaves Japan’ match to Hikuleo. Tony said Jay is still a huge part of the New Japan roster and he loved having him in AEW. He would love to have Jay working with AEW or fighting against them.  

Well, Jay White’s still a big part of the New Japan roster and we’ll have to see what happens with him in the future. He’s one of the great wrestlers and we’ve definitely loved having him compete in AEW, wrestling against top stars here. He was a big part of Forbidden Door last year and certainly would love to have him here working with us or fighting against us and right now, he’s a big part of the New Japan roster so I’m focused on that.

This weekend, New Japan is presenting their Battle in the Valley event from San Jose, California which will be headlined by Kazuchika Okada versus Hiroshi Tanahashi and KAIRI versus Mercedes Moné. 

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit In The Kliq with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions. 

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