Top 10: Matches for the Forbidden Door by Jerry Whitworth
With the recent announcement of an All Elite Wrestling/New Japan Pro Wrestling supershow called Forbidden Door coming to Chicago this June, fan speculation has run rampant about what a proposed card could entail. Journalist Dave Meltzer suspects the show would likely feature champion vs champion which means a card couldn’t materialize until within a couple of weeks before the event. Others suggested the stars of both promotions might not even crossover, simply facing opponents from their respective organizations. In a perfect world however we will see the best performers from each side go head-to-head. Lets take a look at what that may entail.
With the recent release of their first mobile game and announcement of new waves of their Unrivaled line of action figures (as well as the upcoming Unmatched line), All Elite Wrestling is expanding its reach beyond pro wrestling by leaps and bounds. It only makes sense then that the brand would reach the printed comic book page. Fans were teased such a development in September 2019 when DC Comics produced posters of some of AEW’s biggest stars. Sam Linsky, senior vice president and co-head of scripted originals for TBS, TNT and truTV, confirmed a more direct collaboration being on the horizon when he told Variety last year, “We have an opportunity to use all facets of WarnerMedia in a way that most places can’t…We’ve got a comic book company. We’ve got video game companies. We’ve got merchandising people. We’ve got people who make animation for television. We’ve got reality television producers. It’s all in house. So we have a real opportunity to spread this IP and grow it across WarnerMedia.” Lets take a look at what that could entail.