- AEW Forbidden Door will emanate from Toronto, Canada on Sunday, June 25th, 2023
- The best of the best from AEW and NJPW will do battle in a series of dream matches
- Who do betting odds favor emerging victorious in each bout? See odds, analysis, and our best bets below
For the second straight year, AEW and New Japan Pro-Wrestling’s most elite athletes will wage war at Forbidden Door on Sunday, June 25th, live from Scotiabank Arena in Toronto, Canada.
The event will feature several dream matches many never thought would ever become a reality, most notably Bryan Danielson vs. Kazuchika Okada and Kenny Omega vs. Will Ospreay. MJF will also defend his AEW World Championship against the ace of New Japan, Hiroshi Tanahashi.
Ahead of the anticipated event, let’s take a look at the favorites that are expected to emerge victorious at AEW Forbidden Door 2023, according to our own betting odds and analysis.
AEW Forbidden Door 2023 Odds
|10-Man Tag Team Match||Odds|
|The Elite, Eddie Kingston, & Tomohiro Ishii||-300|
|Blackpool Combat Club, Konosuke Takeshita, & Shota Umino||+200|
|IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Match||Odds|
|AEW World Championship Match||Odds|
|IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Match||Odds|
|Kenny Omega (c)||+150|
Odds as of June 25. Browse the top sports betting sites.
10-Man Tag Team Match Best Bet
The Elite vs. Blackpool Combat Club rivalry rages on at Forbidden Door with Eddie Kingston, Tomohiro Ishii, Konosuke Takeshita and Shota Umino also joining the fray. This is bound to be a wild bout, and without anything actually at stake, it could very well go either way.
Considering Blackpool Combat Club reigned supreme at Double or Nothing in the Anarchy in the Arena match, it makes the most sense for The Elite to get the better of them here, giving them the edge in the odds at -300. This is only one chapter in a feud that’s far from over, but it should be an exciting one.
IWGP World Heavyweight Championship Pick
SANADA issued an open challenge for his coveted IWGP World Heavyweight Championship at Forbidden Door and Jack Perry quickly answered. It’s not exactly a marquee match, but there should be some significant storyline development with Perry and his buddy Hook based on what’s been teased lately.
Regardless of whether Hook inadvertently costs Perry the title or Perry snaps on him afterward, SANADA retaining is virtually a guarantee. He’s a heavy favorite at -1900 and there’s no value in betting on Jungle Boy.
AEW World Championship Match Prediction
MJF finds himself in a similar situation as SANADA in that it’s safe to say he isn’t losing his AEW World Championship at Forbidden Door. The bout came together on a whim last week and MJF is already in the midst of a storyline with Adam Cole over the gold.
Despite that, this should still be an entertaining outing with MJF doing everything imaginable to escape with his title intact. MJF is a lock to win at -900 as other AEW stars wait in the wings to challenge him.
Okada vs Danielson Pick
Kazuchika Okada and Bryan Danielson are widely regarded as two of the best wrestlers in the world, and for the first time ever, they’ll go one-on-one at Forbidden Door. No championships will be on the line in this one and there doesn’t need to be; the match sells itself and it should be sensational.
Either guy could emerge victorious and it wouldn’t matter, but given Danielson’s tendency to put others over, Okada could be considered slightly more favored. Danielson stealing the win via nefarious means is also quite possible, so fans can’t go wrong in putting money on either of them.
IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship Match Best Bet
This hotly-contested clash will also be too close to call as it marks the rematch from their outstanding affair at January’s Wrestle Kingdom 17 pay-per-view. On that night, Kenny Omega knocked off Will Ospreay in shocking fashion to become the new IWGP United States Heavyweight champion.
Unless AEW has a third match planned for All In at Wembley Stadium in London, Ospreay should avenge his loss to Omega at Forbidden Door and bring the belt back to New Japan. Omega could just as easily find a way to win and therefore shouldn’t be counted out completely at +150, but Ospreay is the best bet.