Update On Cesaro's Status Ahead Of Forbidden Door

There have been rumors about former WWE Superstar Cesaro (Claudio Castagnoli) taking Bryan Danielson's place at  AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door.

As noted, Danielson is dealing with an undisclosed injury and will not be at the Forbidden Door event. He revealed last Wednesday on "Dynamite" that a replacement would wrestle NJPW star Zack Sabre Jr.

While it's by no means a guarantee that the former Cesaro is Danielson's replacement, a new report from Fightful Select confirms that Castignoli has been at Flatbacks Wrestling School in Orlando, which is owned by AEW star Shawn Spears and former WWE star Tyler Breeze, multiple times over the last several weeks, training in the ring.

A few months ago, Fightful reportedly spoke to several promoters who said that Castignoli didn't seem particularly interested in wrestling after he left WWE when his contract expired in February, but these new tidings indicate he could indeed be making his way back inside the squared circle — potentially within the next 24 hours.

Below is the latest card for AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door:

INTERIM AEW WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Jon Moxley

* IWGP WORLD HEAVYWEIGHT CHAMPIONSHIP

Adam Cole vs. Hangman Page vs. Kazuchika Okada vs. Jay White (c)

* AEW WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Toni Storm vs. Thunder Rosa (c)

* IWGP UNITED STATES CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Orange Cassidy vs. Will Ospreay (c)

* AEW ALL-ATLANTIC CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

Clark Connors vs. Malakai Black vs. Miro vs. Pac

* WINNER TAKES ALL MATCH FOR IWGP & RING OF HONOR TAG TEAM CHAMPIONSHIPS

Jeff Cobb & Great-O-Khan (c) vs. FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) (c) vs. Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero & Trent Berreta)

* Zack Sabre Jr. vs. TBA Opponent hand-picked by Bryan Danielson

* Chris Jericho, Minoru Suzuki & Sammy Guevara vs. Eddie Kingston, Shota Umino & Wheeler Yuta Winner gets the one-man-advantage at AEW Blood & Guts

* AEW Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks (Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson) and El Phantasmo (with Hikuleo) vs. Darby Allin, Sting, and Shingo Takagi

Buy-In Pre-Show: 

* Max Caster & Gunn Club (Billy Gunn, Austin Gunn & Colten Gunn) vs. LA Dojo (Yuya Uemura, Alex Coughlin, Kevin Knight & The DKC)

* YOSHI-HASHI & Hirooki Goto vs. Aaron Solo and QT Marshall

* Keith Lee and Swerve Strickland vs. Yoshinobu Kanemaru and El Desperado

 

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