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AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2024 Preview and Predictions

In this detailed review, we dive into WWE's evolving Bloodline storyline and preview the highly anticipated AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2024 event. Discover the key matches, including Bryan Danielson's quest for victory, and get expert predictions from Dave and Ben Simon. Don't miss the live recap with Dave and Genesis Johnny North on Monday at 1 PM Eastern, where they’ll break down all the action. Stay tuned for in-depth analysis and join the conversation on YouTube, Rumble, Twitch, and X!

The Bloodline Saga on SmackDown

In the latest episode of Wrestling Uncensored, Dave and Ben Simon dove deep into the dramatic developments surrounding The Bloodline on WWE SmackDown. They previewed this weekend’s showcase at Forbidden Door 2024. The segment showcased a significant evolution in the storyline, with Solo Sikoa taking center stage and making bold moves to assert his dominance.

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The Ascendancy of Solo Sikoa

The episode started with Solo Sikoa, accompanied by Tama Tonga, Tonga Loa, and Jacob Fatu. Notably, Jacob Fatu’s entrance emphasized his unique status within the group. Unlike Tama and Tonga, who appeared as backup muscle, Jacob Fatu was presented as an independent entity, standing apart with his distinct attire and demeanour.

Dave highlighted the power dynamics, stating, “Jacob Fatu seems like his own entity. He’s wearing different clothes, standing in the back, unlike Tama and Tonga, who are dressed the same”​​. This presentation mirrors Solo’s initial portrayal within The Bloodline, adding layers to the ongoing saga.

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Solo’s demand for acknowledgment as the new tribal chief set the stage for a pivotal moment. He brandished the ceremonial red lei, traditionally worn by Roman Reigns, and handed it to Paul Heyman, putting him in a precarious position. The tension was palpable as Heyman grappled with the demand. Dave described Heyman’s turmoil: “He’s distraught, clearly torn, and feeling bad.”

Ultimately, Heyman’s refusal to acknowledge Solo led to a brutal assault, starting with Solo’s Samoan Spike and culminating in a devastating powerbomb through the announce table. The brutality of the attack on Heyman, especially in Madison Square Garden, a venue steeped in WWE history, was shocking and underscored Solo’s ruthless ambition.

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In The Photo We See The Bloodline Attack Paul Heyman On Smackdown On June 28 2024
The Bloodline attacked Paul Heyman on Smackdown

The Aftermath and Future Projections

Ben noted the impact of this brutal segment on the perception of Solo’s faction, “To made me, like, take a solo in that group more seriously. I didn’t think they were gonna go in this direction”​​. The beating of Heyman elevates Solo as a formidable force and sets the stage for Roman Reigns’ eventual return and potential retribution.

Speculation is rife about how Roman will respond. Dave posited several intriguing scenarios, including the involvement of other WWE superstars like Cody Rhodes, Sami Zayn, and even The Rock. He theorized, “Maybe Roman comes back, and he takes a beating for a while, and then The Rock comes out, and he’s like, listen, Jabroni, I’m here to help Roman.” This adds a tantalizing layer of anticipation as fans speculate who might align with Roman in this escalating conflict.

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AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2024 Preview

Transitioning from WWE, the Simon brothers turned their attention to the upcoming AEW and New Japan Pro-Wrestling Pay-Per-View event, Forbidden Door 2024. This cross-promotional event has generated significant buzz with high-stakes matches and marquee names.

Key Matches and Predictions

One of the standout matches discussed was Bryan Danielson versus Shingo Takagi in the opening round of the Owen Hart Cup tournament. Dave expressed keen interest in this bout, noting Danielson’s winless streak in 2024 and the potential narrative arc. “Bryan has not won. He’s wrestling Shingo Takagi… I’m very interested in that match to see if Bryan can win a match this year?”​​. Ben added that a victory could propel Danielson into a title shot at Wembley, crafting a compelling storyline for AEW’s future events.

The conversation also touched on other anticipated matches, such as Kenny Omega versus Will Ospreay and MJF versus Tetsuya Naito. These matches are not only significant for their star power but also for the potential to deliver match-of-the-year calibre performances. Dave praised Danielson’s impact on AEW, stating, “I think he is the best wrestler going today. I think he’s the best signing that he has ever had. He’s had the best matches in AEW”​​.

The Impact of Forbidden Door 2024

The Forbidden Door 2024 event symbolizes the growing collaboration between AEW and NJPW, bringing together some of the best talents from both promotions. This partnership can potentially elevate the wrestling industry, offering fans dream matches and unique storylines that transcend traditional promotional boundaries. Dave and Ben’s analysis underscored the excitement and unpredictability that Forbidden Door brings, making it a must-watch event for wrestling enthusiasts.

Conclusion

As Wrestling Uncensored highlighted, the latest developments in WWE’s The Bloodline storyline and the upcoming AEW x NJPW Forbidden Door 2024 event promise to keep wrestling fans on the edge. The Simon brothers’ insights and predictions comprehensively preview what’s to come, blending detailed analysis with their trademark enthusiasm.

For those eager to dive deeper into the action, don’t miss the Forbidden Door 2024 recap with Dave and Pro Wrestler Genesis Johnny North. Join them live on Monday at 1 PM Eastern on YouTube, Rumble, Twitch, and X for an in-depth breakdown and lively discussion. Your engagement and support fuel the excitement, making every show an unmissable experience.