Tony Khan Claims He Has Stopped Moxley vs Tanahashi Happening Multiple Times

Well, can you really blame him?

AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door goes down later this month, with many fans excited to see what the two companies can do together in a working relationship. Several matches have been teased, but one definitive match that has been booked is an Interim AEW World Title match between Jon Moxley and Hiroshi Tanahashi.

Tony Khan spoked about the dream match during an appearance on Busted Open Radio

“I’ll make an old WWF reference, Armageddon, Vince (McMahon) came out with the truck to stop the six-way cage match [Hell in a Cell], that’s like me with this match. They tried to do it so many times, Moxley vs. Tanahashi, and I’ve always been there to stop it from happening because it’s such a huge match and we had to be involved if it was going to happen. Lo and behold, at a time when everything changed, CM Punk won the world title, he gets injured, we have to set up a huge match to crown an Interim World Champion. Going back to the relationship between AEW and New Japan, it’s been building towards this and it’s fate. Moxley vs. Tanahashi was a match that was supposed to happen many times and it never happened. Now, it’s the right time and right place. It could have happened a lot of times and heaven knows I stepped in and tried to stop it and now it’s finally happening at the perfect time for AEW and New Japan and all the fans.”

Tony Khan to Busted Open Radio

Khan also admitted the match almost happened last year. Time will tell how this match will be booked but it is a match that has been teased for a long time. Who do you think should walkout of Forbidden Door the AEW Interim World Champion? Let us know in the comment section and on our social media pages!

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