Jon Moxley Advances To Interim AEW World Title Match At Forbidden Door

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Kyle O’Reilly came one close to clinching his spot in a match for the Interim AEW World Championship on the June 8 episode of AEW Dynamite, but Jon Moxley ultimately advanced to the Interim AEW World Championship bout at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door.

To kick things off on Wednesday night, Kyle O’Reilly outlasted 2o other competitors to win the Casino Battle Royale. As a result, he advanced to tonight’s main event to take on Moxley. The winner of that bout would earn the right to compete at AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door on June 26 to crown the Interim AEW World Champion.

The order of entrants for the battle royale were as follows:


  • Lance Archer
  • Tony Nese
  • Daniel Garcia
  • Darby Allin
  • Eddie Kingston


  • Ricky Starks
  • Jake Hager
  • Rey Fenix
  • Swerve Strickland
  • Keith Lee


  • John Silver
  • Konosuke Takeshita
  • Max Caster
  • Austin Gunn
  • Colten Gunn


  • Powerhouse Hobbs
  • Kyle O’Reilly
  • Bobby Fish
  • Dante Martin
  • Wheeler Yuta


The order of eliminations is as follows:

  • Tony Nese eliminated by Keith Lee)
  • Lance Archer (Keith Lee)
  • Max Caster (Rey Fenix)
  • Austin Gunn (Keith Lee)
  • Colten Gunn (Keith Lee)
  • Keith Lee (Swerve Strickland)
  • John Silver (Powerhouse Hobbs)
  • Eddie Kingston (Jake Hager)
  • Jake Hager (Wheeler Yuta)
  • Konosuke Takeshita (Ricky Starks and Powerhouse Hobbs)
  • Dante Martin (Ricky Starks)
  • Ricky Starks (Rey Fenix)
  • Bobby Fish (Darby Allin)
  • Darby Allin (Swerve Strickland)
  • Swerve Strickland (Andrade El Idolo)
  • Powerhouse Hobbs (Wheeler Yuta)
  • Rey Fenix (Andrade El Idolo)
  • Andrade El Idolo (Wheeler Yuta)
  • Wheeler Yuta (Kyle O’Reilly)

As noted, the AEW World Champion CM Punk is currently out of action after suffering a broken foot last Wednesday. Punk was originally slated to defend the AEW World Championship at Forbidden Door against New Japan’s Hiroshi Tanahashi.

Tanahashi will now face Hirooki Goto at Dominion on June 12 to determine who will represent New Japan in the title match.

Update: In the main event on Wednesday, O’Reilly faced Moxley, and they waged war in a hard-fought battle. In the end, “The Purveyor of Violence” scored the win with the Paradigm Shift, so he’ll advance to Forbidden Door.

SEE ALSO: AEW Dynamite Results (6/8/22)

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