Backstage News On Hirooki Goto Facing Hiroshi Tanahashi At NJPW Dominion

The upcoming match to crown a number one contender for the interim AEW World Championship between

Hirooki Goto and Hiroshi Tanahashi was a New Japan Pro Wrestling call according to Dave Meltzer on the latest edition of “Wrestling Observer Radio.”

Goto and Tanahashi will be going one on one at the New Japan Pro Wrestling Dominion show on June 12

in Osaka Jo Hall in order to earn a place at the AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door event. While AEW had to agree to things,

the decision to make this match was down to New Japan, with the company wanting it to happen.

Originally, Tanahashi was going to be competing for the AEW World Title at AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door,

as he confronted CM Punk on “AEW Dynamite” last week in order to set up the encounter.

However, on “AEW Rampage” last week,

Punk revealed he has suffered a foot injury and will be requiring surgery, which saw that plan changed.