Kazuchika Okada, one of NJPW’s biggest stars, debuted on AEW Dynamite episode this week.
This debut has now led to a fatal 4-way match for IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at Forbidden Door between Jay White, Adam Page, Adam Cole and Kazuchika Okada.
The storyline for the IWGP World title match started two weeks back when former AEW World Champion Adam Page called out Okada(then IWGP World Champion) for a match at Forbidden Door. However, Adam Cole was quick to tell him that it may not be necessary that Okada would remain the champion by the time Forbidden Door comes around. Okada was scheduled to face Jay White to defend the title at NJPW Dominion 6.12. White was able to win the title at the event.
Last week at Dynamite, Page then went on to announce his intentions to face White at Forbidden Door. Cole once again interrupted and stacked his claims to be the one to face White. White attacked Page in the ring and declared that neither Cole nor Page is the right person to face him.
This week on Dynamite, Page defeated Silas Young in a singles match. Cole and then Jay White cut off his celebration. White told the other two that he is responsible to make Forbidden Door as big as possible, so he will not face either of them to defend his title. A brawl started when Page attacked White. Cole hit Page with a low blow and joined White in beating him up. Cole was also looking to take out White with the title belt, but White was alert before he could make his move.
With Page still beaten up, Okada’s music hit and he came out to even the odds. Okada and Page forced White and Cole to run away before having a small staredown between themselves. You can see the whole segment in the video below.
Later in the show, AEW revealed the fatal 4-way match between the four of them at AEWxNJPW Forbidden Door PPV on June 26, 2022.
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