The AEW Champion teamed with FTR to take on Max Caster and the Gunn Club to open AEW Dynamite, winning the match with a GTS/Big Rig Combo on Colten Gunn.
However, it was the post match that excited the fans the most. After the match, CM Punk was confronted by Ace of the Universe Hiroshi Tanahashi, a former IWGP Heavyweight Champion and legend of NJPW.
CM Punk grabbed a microphone after his victory and laid out a challenge for the AEW vs NJPW pay per view called Forbidden Door later this month. When Hiroshi Tanahashi’s music and the Japanese star appeared on AEW Dynamite, the fans exploded.
He didn’t say anything but the message was clear – CM Punk vs Hirsoshi Tanahashi for the AEW Championship will be the main event of Forbidden Door.
The match came as a shock as NJPW has been building to Jon Moxley vs Hiroshi Tanahashi was years now. However, Hiroshi Tanahashi vs CM Punk is a dream match and is one of the biggest matches they could book for the crossover show on June 26 2022.
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