• Shinsuke Nakamura Comments On Triple H Opening The Forbidden Door For Upcoming Match
Vince McMahon is retired and Triple H runs the creative department in WWE now. With that being said, The Game gets to do whatever he wants!
The King Of Kings has decided to open the so called “Forbidden Door”, as he has agreed to let 2018 Men’s Royal Rumble winner Shinsuke Nakamura compete in a non-WWE match next year.
On January 1, 2023, Nakamura will face The Great Muta at Pro Wrestling NOAH’s The New Year event at Budokan Hall.
SHINSUKE NAKAMURA VS GREAT MUTA pic.twitter.com/MTBEliuf4w
— Shinsuke Nakamura (@ShinsukeN) October 30, 2022
This is going to be one of the last matches of The Great Muta’s (aka Keiji Muto) legendary career, as this is his retirement tour, which will end in February.
According to Tokyo Sports, NOAH originally requested Vince McMahon a few months ago to allow Nakamura to face Muta, but Vince turned down the request:
“NOAH listed Nakamura as an opponent for Muto once he decided to embark on his retirement tour in June.
There were reportedly initial disagreements, but NOAH negotiated with the new WWE regime (Triple H, Stephanie McMahon, and Nick Khan) after Vince McMahon retired on July 22.”
Nakamura had the following to say about this match:
“There were people in WWE who pushed me forward. It’s nothing short of a miracle. Of course, I wanted to do it. It was an area that no one had ever stepped into, or rather, I opened a door that no one had been able to pry open. Ha ha ha… It’s a real ‘Forbidden Door.”
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• ON THIS DAY IN TNA HISTORY (November 2, 2006) – TNA iMPACT!
On this day in 2006, Total Nonstop Action! aired another episode of their weekly TV show ‘TNA iMPACT! Wrestling’.
This episode took place at the TNA Impact Zone in Orlando, Florida and featured matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the TNA Genesis 2006 PPV.
Here’s the official card from that night:
FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TOURNAMENT: AJ Styles vs Chris Sabin
Ron Killings (R-Truth) vs. Lance Hoyt (Lance Archer)
FIGHT FOR THE RIGHT TOURNAMENT: Robert Roode vs Christopher Daniels
WEAPONS ON A POLE: Rhino (Rhyno) vs Christian Cage (Christian)