Former WWE Stars Open the Forbidden Door as AEW Gives Them the Opportunity to Shine

AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door was a classic, matching the hype of

expectations that had hit incredibly high levels given the names and matches involved.

And in a funny twist, it couldn't have happened without WWE.

In a sense, at least. While the well-named special event given the

collaborations between promotions didn't have anything to do with WWE,

that company's pervasive presence hung over the entire night's proceedings.

That's a good thing, and a nod to AEW for, like the Forbidden Door itself,

creating major opportunities in the pro wrestling industry for former WWE Superstars.

Those stars shined in a massive way all night. Chris Jericho got his spotlight multiple times.