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The original plan for the Young Bucks at AEW x NJPW: Forbidden Door called for them to win the IWGP Tag Team Championships.

In the latest edition of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, Dave Meltzer reported that initial plans were for the AEW Tag Team Champions to face the IWGP Tag Team Champions at the event.

"Gedo's original idea was for the Young Bucks to win the IWGP tag titles on the show and make it AEW vs. IWGP tag titles," Meltzer wrote. "It was changed, and the Young Bucks were on board with that change."

Instead, Dudes With Attitudes (Darby Allin, Shingo Takagi & Sting) defeated El Phantasmo, Matt Jackson & Nick Jackson in a six-man tag team match while ROH Tag Team Champions FTR (Cash Wheeler & Dax Harwood) defeated Roppongi Vice (Rocky Romero & Trent Beretta) and The United Empire (Great-O-Khan & Jeff Cobb) to win the IWGP Tag Team Titles in a winner take all match.

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With FTR holding the IWGP, ROH, and AAA Tag Team Titles, it sets up a match between FTR and the Young Bucks with the four titles on the line.

The Young Bucks held the IWGP Tag Team Titles once as they defeated Evil & SANADA for the belts at Dominion in 2018 before dropping them to the Guerillas of Destiny in September 2018.