Kazuchika Okada Was Hoping To Meet Bryan Danielson At AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door

AEW and NJPW came together for AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door, a crossover event featuring talent from both promotions.

Kazuchika Okada was in one of the headlining bouts as he challenged Jay White for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship in a four-way bout that also featured Adam Cole and Hangman Page.

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Due to injuries, matches had to be rearranged and, unfortunately, Bryan Danielson was not part of the event. Danielson was scheduled to face Zack Sabre Jr.

Speaking to Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated, Okada said he was hoping to meet Danielson at the event.

“I was hoping to meet Bryan Danielson at Forbidden Door, but unfortunately that couldn’t happen. Since we couldn’t talk backstage, I’m happy to meet him in the ring next time," he said.

While it is unknown if AEW and NJPW will have a Forbidden Door 2, Okada hopes they can come together for a crossover event in Japan.

“AEW is a great promotion, I definitely felt that in my time there,” Okada said. “There are places where they win out over NJPW, and areas where New Japan is superior as well. I think both sides came away with something to learn and work on, and I’d love to have another event with those lessons learned. Last time was in the U.S., so let’s have it in Japan next time.”

Okada is set to challenge Jay White at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 17 for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship. Fans can check out the lineup for the event by clicking here. He will team with Eddie Kingston to battle White & Juice Robinson at NJPW Rumble on 44th Street.

Danielson was in action on Wednesday's AEW Dynamite against Sammy Guevara. Fans can check out results from AEW Dynamite by clicking here.

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