Forbidden Door is a Wrestling Term when Wrestling promotions make a talent exchange to make some kind of crossover. WWE used to do talent exchange back in the 80s and 90s but those doors closed down.
All Elite Wrestling, or AEW for short, is a newcomer to the pro wrestling scene, but one that has found success on a level that previous challengers to WWE and WCW haven’t. The franchise started in 2018 when Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) broke from wrestling promotion Ring of Honor to hold their own independent wrestling event, which they dubbed (at the time) All In. It attracted attention and other wrestlers, and they decided to make a go of it by officially founding AEW.
For the longest time, there were only two professional wrestling leagues: WWE and WCW. There have been halfhearted attempts to start a third (do I have to remind people ECW existed? I’d prefer not to), but nothing really clicked until 2018, when wrestlers Cody Rhodes and The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) broke from wrestling promotion Ring of Honor to hold their own independent wrestling event, which they dubbed (at the time) All In.
The new podcast for TNT’s All Elite Wrestling series is now live. AEW: Unrestricted will be released weekly, hosted by referee Aubrey Edwards and broadcaster Tony Schiavone. Each episode will be an hour in length and contain in-depth conversations with the stars and staff of AEW. The first few episodes will feature interviews with Jon Moxley, Cody, The Young Bucks (Matt & Nick Jackson) and Brandi Rhodes.
It may not be as well-known as the institution that is WWE, but All Elite Wrestling (AEW) is a rising star in the kayfabe industry, and now they have a gig with TNT. They’re about to get a new weekly show, All Elite Wrestling: Dynamite, which begins airing next month.