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Reason Behind The IWGP World Title Match Ending Abruptly At AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door

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• Reason Behind The IWGP World Title Match Ending Abruptly At AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door

At Sunday’s AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door pay-per-view, Jay White defeated Adam Cole, Hangman Page & Kazuchika Okada in a Fatal 4-Way Match to retain the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship.

The match ended abruptly when White pinned Cole out of nowhere to win the match.

Cole, who entered the match with a shoulder injury, reportedly suffered a concussion in this match, so they quickly ended the match.

During the post-PPV media scrum, AEW President Tony Khan said the following about Cole:

“Yeah, I think Adam Cole will be okay. He was in the match. It was a very physical wrestling match and he was pinned in the match.

The timing of it wasn’t [right]. It may not have looked when people expected it to happen but that’s when it happened.

He’s gonna be okay long term, but probably if he couldn’t continue wrestling it made sense [to end the match].

I think if you can’t keep fighting there’s discretion is a better part of valor. I think long term he’ll be okay.”

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• ON THIS DAY IN WWF HISTORY (June 28, 1997) – WWF Shotgun Saturday Night

On this day in 1997, the World Wrestling Federation aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WWF Shotgun Saturday Night ‘.

It was pre-taped at the Cobo Arena in Detroit, Michigan and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WWF In Your House 16: Canadian Stampede’ PPV.

Here’s the match-card:

1. Owen Hart vs. Goldust

2. The D.O.A. vs. The Headbangers

3. Interview: Mankind

4. Jesse James vs. The Brooklyn Brawler

5. The Truth Commission vs. Jobbers

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