Results of Sanada (c) vs. “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry at AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door 2023

Sanada (c) vs. “Jungle Boy” Jack Perry for the IWGP World Heavyweight Championship took place at AEW/NJPW Forbidden Door 2023. Here are the highlights…

* The match was contested under NJPW rules with a 20-count on the outside. NJPW’s Red Shoes was the referee.

* Perry applied the snare trap early in the match but Sanada quickly got to the rope. Perry went for chops but Sanada was able to absorb them. Sanada gained the upper hand for a while and trapped Perry in the Paradise Lock. Perry came back delivered a sitdown powerbomb but Sanada kicked out.

* The match went back and forth as the two traded strikes with each other. Sanada eventually got the win with a moonsault.

* After the match, Hook helped Perry up the stage but then Perry turned heel when he suddenly attacked Hook and taunted the crowd.