The “Forbidden Door” of professional wrestling is defined as when a talent unexpectedly makes an appearance in another company while signed to a different one. All Elite Wrestling and New Japan Pro Wrestling hosted a PPV of the same name on June 26, which featured dream matches between AEW and NJPW talent.
The event didn’t feature wrestling’s biggest company, WWE, which hasn’t been involved in any cross-promotion with other companies. If we’re honest, they have always been omitted from opening the door.
Below are four matches that fans could see if WWE ever decided to walk through the Forbidden Door…
Seth Rollins vs. Will Ospreay –
Seth Rollins sent the online wrestling community into a frenzy when he claimed that WWE had the top pro wrestling on the planet. “Period…find anyone else alive who does what I do as well as I do it, as often as I do it. Ya can’t,” said Rollins.
That garnered the attention of New Japan’s Will Ospreay. Ospreay is considered by a lot of wrestling fans to be the best in-ring wrestlers in the world today. He answered with just two words, “I’m alive.” Their back and forth on social media was great, but it would be even better to see them square off in the ring. Rollins and Ospreay can do it all inside the squared circle, and with that being said it would be awesome to see them in a 60-minute Iron Man Match.
The Usos vs. The Briscoes –
Recently, Jay Briscoe made it clear there is another top team they would enjoy mixing it up with… “That’s the easy one. But they ain’t really flying under the radar. The Usos.” The Usos are like them, as they are both brothers in a tag team.
The Briscoes are 12x ROH Tag Team Champions, as well as the winners of the 2022 Crockett Cup tournament. The Usos are currently the Undisputed WWE Tag Team Champions to go along with being multi-time Tag Team of the Year winners. This match would feature the hard-hitting style of the Briscoes versus The Usos who can bring it in numerous styles.
Charlotte Flair vs. Tessa Blanchard –
Their famous dads made up half of the famed Four Horsemen. Blanchard made history in January 2020, when she became the first woman to hold Impact Wrestling’s World Championship. She has continually proven herself to be one of the most skilled women in the industry.
Tessa made a WWE appearance during the NXT Mae Young Classic tournament, but
she never signed with the promotion. Flair on the other hand has won the Raw and SmackDown Women’s titles a combine 12 times. All while becoming a main event performer in WWE. She became the fourth Women’s Grand Slam Champion in history as well. These talented ladies would put on an excellent match as both can mix it up and bring out the best of each other…
Roman Reigns vs. Kazuchika Okada –
Okada has become the singular greatest IWGP Champion the NJPW has ever known. Reigns, the Undisputed WWE Universal Champion will celebrate 2 years as champion this Friday. The Tribal Chief vs. The Rainmaker. Japan Strong Style vs. Reigns’ win-at-all-cost attitude. This match epitomizes the dream match.
Honorable Mention: Sasha Banks vs. Britt Baker
Vince McMahon would never allow WWE to cross-promote, but hopefully Triple H and Stephanie
McMahon will be more open-minded. It would truly be beneficial to WWE and its fans. WWE shouldn’t just knock on the forbidden door, they should kick it in…