Hiroshi Tanahashi walked through the Forbidden Door.
Hiroshi Tanahashi is the man that started the phrase The Forbidden Door. Since then, Tony Khan has gone on to trademark the term and refer to himself as The Forbidden Door.
Now, Hiroshi Tanahashi has made his first appearance on AEW programming on the July 28 AEW Dynamite. In a pre-taped video package, Tanahashi revealed that he wants to challenge for the IWGP United States Championship and that he would be coming for the winner of Hikuleo and Lance Archer’s match at Fight For The Fallen
A new challenger has emerged! @njpw1972 ace Hiroshi Tanahashi (@tanahashi1_100) will challenge the winner of tonight’s #IWGP US Title match between @LanceHoyt and @Hiku_Leo.@njpwglobal @njpwworld @njpw1972 pic.twitter.com/VPj1YMgffD— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) July 29, 2021
Lance Archer would go on to defeat Hikuleo and retain the championship. It was been announced on commentary that Lance Archer will be traveling to Japan to defend his title against Hiroshi Tanahashi.
A BIG #BlackOut for a BIG man! @LanceHoyt is STILL the #IWGP US Champion. He turns his attention now to @tanahashi1_100.— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) July 29, 2021
Tune in to @tntdrama NOW to watch #AEWDynamite #FightForTheFallen LIVE! pic.twitter.com/NRzTAJ1UcI
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