Takami Ohbari Doesn't Rule Out AEW Working With Stardom
AEW and Stardom may work together in the future, but not at Forbidden Door
Whilst the news of the upcoming AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door pay-per-view has excited wrestling fans, questions have been asked as to what AEW’s women’s division will do at the show.
NJPW doesn’t have a women’s division, but NJPW owner Bushiroad also owns joshi federation World Wonder Ring Stardom, and NJPW President Takamo Ohbari hasn’t ruled out Stardom working with AEW in the future:
“This is an AEW-NJPW event,” said Ohbari to Sports Illustrated. “But the key phrase here is, ‘Never say never.’ Really nothing is off the table, and who knows what the future may hold for AEW and Stardom.”
NJPW have started integrating Stardom matches onto some of their cards, with stars such as Giulia and the late Hana Kimura having appeared in exhibition matches at events such as Wrestle Kingdom 14, 15, and Wrestle Grand Slam 2021.
Several notable names in AEW’s women’s division have wrestled at Stardom events in the past, with the likes of Hikaru Shida, Toni Storm, and Thunder Rosa amongst others having competed for Stardom.