Bryan Danielson’s status for the AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door PPV up in the air

Bryan Danielson vs. Zack Sabre Jr. was teased by Sabre Jr. for Sunday’s AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door PPV but hasn’t been confirmed by AEW. Danielson has been out of action due to an undisclosed injury.

During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of discussed the situation…

“They didn’t announce the match, but they certainly built it up. I can tell you that he was not cleared on Wednesday of last week, but they pushed very hard. Here’s the deal. He’s either going to be on the show this coming Wednesday, or I would go and say that it’s unlikely that they’ll have the match, although he has until, obviously, the 26th to get cleared. When I watched the show on Friday, my impression was that that match is on the card because you would not be teasing that if you did not think it was, and I think if you thought, with all the disappointments and things like that, that it wasn’t going to be there, I would not have teased it.

I’ve asked and I don’t really get like a yes or a no. I don’t know to take that as a yes or to take that as a ‘We’re waiting,’ but Wednesday night we’re going to find out. Obviously, on Wednesday when they taped, they had to be more than 50%, or why would you even waste your time doing it? I guess you could make the argument that if he’s not cleared, we could always do the match on TV in a week or two or whatever and still do the match that we planned, but, you know, I do think that that match is happening, and it’s happening very soon, and obviously, Forbidden Door would be where it would happen if he is okay by that day.” (quote courtesy of