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Tony Khan reveals that major AEW star is “ill”

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AEW President Tony Khan recently confirmed one of the biggest stars on the roster is ill and cannot compete at Forbidden Door 2.

Khan took to Twitter ahead of the PPV to tell fans that Adam Cole would not be cleared to compete and his match with Tom Lawlor was now called off.

“Due to illness, @AdamColePro isn’t cleared tonight, therefore the Adam Cole vs @FilthyTomLawlor match is canceled. Despite the change, tonight will be an amazing show! Thank you to everyone watching #ForbiddenDoor, either here live in Toronto @ScotiabankArena or on ppv tonight!” he wrote.

Tony Khan on Adam Cole’s Illness

Here is the full card for tonight:

AEW World Title Match: NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Champion Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. MJF (c)
IWGP World Heavyweight Title Match: Jungle Boy vs. SANADA (c)
IWGP United States Heavyweight Title Match: Will Ospreay vs. Kenny Omega (c)
Fatal 4 Way for the AEW International Title: NJPW World Television Champion Zack Sabre Jr. vs. ROH Pure Champion Katsuyori Shibata vs. Daniel Garcia vs. Orange Cassidy (c)
AEW Women’s World Title Match: NJPW Strong Women’s Champion Willow Nightingale vs. Toni Storm (c)
Men’s Owen Hart Cup Tournament First Round Match: CM Punk vs. Satoshi Kojima
Bryan Danielson vs. NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Champion Kazuchika Okada
Adam Cole vs. Tom Lawlor
The Jericho Appreciation Society (Chris Jericho, Sammy Guevara) and Minoru Suzuki vs. Sting, Darby Allin and Tetsuya Naito
Adam Page, Matt Jackson, Nick Jackson, Eddie Kingston and NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team Champion Tomohiro Ishii vs. The Blackpool Combat Club (ROH World Champion Claudio Castagnoli, Jon Moxley, Wheeler Yuta), Konosuke Takeshita and Shota Umino
Zero Hour Pre-show: Women’s Owen Hart Cup Tournament First Round Match ’“ ROH World Women’s Champion Athena vs. Billie Starkz
The Zero Hour Pre-show: Stu Grayson vs. El Phantasmo
Zero Hour Pre-show: Mogul Embassy (Swerve Strickland, ROH World Six-Man Tag Team Champions Toa Liona and Kaun) vs. Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero, Trent Beretta) and El Desperado
The Zero Hour Pre-show: United Empire (IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion TJP, Jeff Cobb, Kyle Fletcher) vs. Los Ingobernables de Japon (IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion Hiromu Takahashi, Shingo Takagi, & BUSHI)

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