AEW: All Out 2023 Date & Location Announced, Will Ospreay on IWGP US Title Win, Forbidden Door II News

AEW Announces Date & Location for All Out 2023

During Sunday’s AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Forbidden Door II event in Toronto, Canada, AEW officially announced that this year’s All Out event will be taking place on September 3rd at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.

It was also announced that AEW will be holding that week’s Dynamite, Rampage, and Collision shows also in Chicago with Dynamite and Rampage tapings on August 30th at the NOW Arena and Collision tapings on September 2nd at the United Center.

Will Ospreay Comments on His IWGP US Title Win Victory Over Kenny Omega at Forbidden Door II

Sunday’s AEW and NJPW Forbidden Door II event in Toronto, Canada featured Will Ospreay defeating Kenny Omega to become the new IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion.

Following the match, AEW held a digital exclusive backstage interview with Ospreay discussing his thoughts about his title victory over Omega and the potential for a third match between them in the future.

“England, Ireland, France, Italy, Spain, America, Canada, Japan, just name someone, anyone. I’m the last world beater of this generation. Ain’t no one doing it like me. I am the best in the world, and tonight proved irrelevant. Kenny, any time you want to settle this, for the tiebreaker, [indistinct].”

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AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door II News & Notes

AEW CEO Tony Khan recently announced that Sunday’s AEW and New Japan Pro Wrestling’s Forbidden Door II event in Toronto, Canada broke the record for largest ever gate for an AEW event in AEW history. Khan stated that Forbidden Door II had generated a live gate of $1.2 million and was one of the three largest gates ever for a wrestling event held in Canada.

In regards to ticket sales, WrestleTix reported that around 13,946 tickets had been distributed for the event as of Sunday afternoon.

AEW and NJPW’s Forbidden Door II event featured a dark match of “Filthy” Tom Lawlor vs. Serpentico, which was won by Lawlor.

As noted before, Adam Cole was pulled from Sunday’s Forbidden Door II event due to an illness and causing his match with Lawlor to be canceled as a result. Fightful Select reported that their sources stated that AEW officials had considering plans for Lawlor to face off against someone else for the show but this did not happen in the end. It was reported that Lawlor facing off against Serpentico in a dark match at the event was a very late decision by AEW officials.

Fightful Select reported that their sources stated that NJPW officials currently expect Forbidden Door to continue as an annual tradition for the company.

PWInsider’s Mike Johnson reported that his sources stated that wrestling trainer legend and wrestler Ron Hutchinson was in attendance backstage at Sunday’s Forbidden Door II event.

This week’s episode of Being The Elite focused on Sunday’s Forbidden Door II event.