Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi battled for the interim AEW World Championship at the Forbidden Door pay-per-view.
All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling dream pay-per-view event, Forbidden Door, took place at the United Center in Chicago, Ill. The main event of the show was Jon Moxley facing Hiroshi Tanahashi for the interim AEW World Championship. Current champion CM Punk, who defeated “Hangman” Adam Page at Double or Nothing in May for the title, is currently sidelined with an injury.
To see who would represent AEW and eventually take on Punk when he returns to unify the titles, Moxley and Tanahashi battled it out in the main event. Moxley was victorious after hitting Tanahashi with his finishing move, the Death Rider, to win the interim title.
Twitter reacts to Jon Moxley winning interim AEW World Championship
Twitter users reacted to Moxley winning the title by defeating Tanahashi in a dream match at Forbidden Door.
The two exchanged finishing moves, from Moxley hitting the Paradigm Shift to Tanahashi performing the High Fly Flow, but neither ended the match. At one point in the match, Moxley was shown on the ringside floor with blood spouting from his head.
Ultimately, it was Moxley who was victorious after hitting Tanahashi with the Death Rider, and he stood tall with the interim championship.
Moxley’s celebration was cut short by an attack by the Jericho Appreciation Society. Moxley’s stable, Blackpool Combat Club, will take on Jericho’s group in a Blood and Guts cage match on AEW Dynamite this Wednesday, June 29. Just when the odds were against the Blackpool Combat Club, newest member Claudio Castagnoli made the save.
Now, Moxley is the interim champion and is set for a collision course against Punk when he returns from his injury.