Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hirooki Goto announced for NJPW Dominion, winner to compete for interim AEW World Title

Originally published at Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hirooki Goto announced for NJPW Dominion, winner to compete for interim AEW World Title

New match added to Dominion with ‘Forbidden Door’ stakes attached to it.

As a result of AEW World Champion CM Punk having to undergo surgery, an interim champion is going to be crowned. On the AEW side of the coin, there will be a Battle Royal to kick off next week’s Dynamite with the winner advancing to the main event of the show to take on Jon Moxley. The winner of that bout will secure themselves a spot in the interim AEW World Title match at Forbidden Door.

AEW put out a press release which noted that a New Japan Pro-Wrestling talent will be competing for the interim AEW World Title as well. At Dominion on June 12th, Hiroshi Tanahashi and Hirooki Goto are scheduled to go one-on-one and the winner is heading to Forbidden Door to compete for the belt.

Once CM Punk is cleared to compete, he’ll meet the interim champion in a unification match.

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— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) June 4, 2022

To hear POST Wrestling’s recap of the AEW World Title situation, check out the isolated clip on the POST YouTube channel.

With the addition of Tanahashi versus Goto to Dominion, here is the updated lineup for the event:

  • Hiroyoshi Tenzan, Master Wato & Ryusuke Taguchi vs. United Empire (TJP, Francesco Akira & Aaron Henare)
  • Los Ingobernables De Japon (Tetsuya Naito, BUSHI & Hiromu Takahashi) vs. BULLET CLUB (Ace Austin, El Phantasmo & Taiji Ishimori)
  • Toru Yano vs. Doc Gallows
  • NEVER Openweight 6-Man Tag Team Championships: HOUSE OF TORTURE (EVIL, SHO & Yujiro Takahashi) (c) vs. Zack Sabre Jr., El Desperado & Yoshinobu Kanemaru
  • IWGP Tag Team Championships: Bad Luck Fale & Chase Owens (c) vs. United Empire (Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan)
  • KOPW 2022 Trophy: Shingo Takagi (c) vs Taichi
  • NEVER Openweight Championship: Tama Tonga (c) vs. Karl Anderson
  • Interim AEW World Championship Eliminator: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Hirooki Goto
  • IWGP U.S. Heavyweight Championship — Three-Way Match: Juice Robinson (c) vs. SANADA vs. Will Ospreay
  • IWGP World Heavyweight Championship: Kazuchika Okada (c) vs. Jay White

Man, I cant wait for the big Hirooki Goto AEW title run.

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Stupid. How is Goto winning this ? Typical NJPW same old shit with no excitement.

They still wrestle well but it’s always the same matches you’ve seen 1 million times and in situations like this with a completely non-credible Goto who is not going to win and headline a pay-per-view in Chicago after HT got a huge reaction already

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Goto should win as should Moxley continuing the the story of Tana ducking Moxley at all costs.

While I think it’s very obvious that Tanahashi is advancing into the interim title match, I appreciate New Japan keeping it simple, and they will still do an interpromotional match for the PPV.

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Give Goto the title, cowards.