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Fans React To Chris Benoit Reference At AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door 2023

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Below are some top AEW news stories of the day:

– Adam Cole vs. Tom Lawlor was canceled for AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door 2023. AEW President Tony Khan tweeted the following about it:

“Due to illness, Adam Cole isn’t cleared tonight, therefore the Adam Cole vs. Tom Lawlor match is canceled.”

– After losing to Sanada in an IWGP World Heavyweight Championship match at Forbidden Door, “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry turned heel by attacking FTW Champion Hook (Taz’s son).

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– According to Fightful Select, CM Punk and Kenny Omega were accommodated at completely separate buildings at AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door.

– AEW inflated attendance numbers for Forbidden Door 2023. According to WrestleTix, the number of tickets distributed were 13,631 and the announced attendance was 14,826.

Tony Khan tweeted the following about the gate (revenue from tickets) for Forbidden Door:

“Tonight Forbidden Door in Toronto is officially the biggest live gate in AEW history at about $1.2 million (USD), and it’s one of the top 3 biggest live gates in the history of pro wrestling in Canada!”

– AEW All Out 2023 will take place at the United Center in Chicago on September 3rd. Collision on September 2nd will also take place at the United Center. Dynamite & Rampage (tapings) on August 30th will take place at the NOW Arena.

– At Forbidden Door, Don Callis helped Will Ospreay in defeating Kenny Omega to win the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.

During this match, both men were busted open and Ospreay decided to lock in the Crippler Crossface submission, which Chris Benoit used to do.

Since this took place in Benoit’s home country of Canada, and just a few days after the 16-year anniversary of what happened with the Benoit family, the fans chanted “you sick f**k” at Ospreay.

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