Tony Khan reveals original Forbidden Door plans before injuries occurred

Tony Khan

Tony Khan

AEW roster has been impacted with some top stars getting injured ahead of NJPW x AEW Forbidden Door pay-per-view. AEW President Tony Khan recently talked about some plans which were changed due to the series of injuries.

Tony Khan talks about the plans which were nixed

 AEW President Tony Khan recently appeared on “Busted Open Radio” on SiriusXM to talk about the creative challenges that came from dealing with AEW’s numerous injuries.

“CM Punk got injured,” Tony began, talking about the fallen AEW Champion. “AEW had to find a new main event now that the original plan of Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. CM Punk could no longer go forward.”

Khan called the new main event the “obvious match to go to in the wake of Punk’s injury”.

“Moxley vs. Tanahashi is a dream match the fans have been calling for, for years,” Khan continued, calling Tanahashi, “one of the world’s greatest wrestlers,” and saying he was “really excited” for the potential CM Punk vs. Tanahashi match that was initially teased.

“I had a lot of plans leading into it, and I think that would’ve been great,” Khan said. “And the TV was ready to go, we had a lot of great matches planned in the weeks leading into Forbidden Door.”

According to Khan, a lot of those matches involved CM Punk “and a number of other stars who are injured,” but AEW was helped by its deep roster of talent to keep the wheels turning in the weeks leading up to Sunday’s show.

AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door will take place this Sunday, live from the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

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