WWE Stars Celebrate Huge AEW X NJPW Forbidden Door Moment

These top WWE stars popped huge for a certain Forbidden Door debut...

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Xavier Woods and Becky Lynch were both in a celebratory mood for ex-WWE colleague Claudio Castagnoli's AEW debut at Forbidden Door last night.

The former Cesaro was Zack Sabre Jr.'s mystery opponent on the first AEW X NJPW collaborative pay-per-view, defeating the Englishman, joining the Blackpool Combat Club, and owning the night after helping his new allies clear the ring following Jon Moxley's main event with Hiroshi Tanahashi. The 41-year-old is now #AllElite, having been a free agent since surprisingly leaving WWE in February.

Woods was first to tweet his support for Claudio as the mystery reveal was playing out:-

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Lynch followed minutes later, sharing a photograph of Castagnoli's entrance:-

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A popular figure backstage in WWE (and around the wrestling business in general... unless your name is Eddie Kingston), it shouldn't come as a huge surprise to see Castagnoli receive this support from his friends. Onscreen, he was particularly tight with Woods, having played a huge role in UpUpDownDown (Xavier's gaming series) prior to leaving WWE, though his list of friends that still work for the market leaders is likely dozens long.

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Claudio's second AEW match comes this Wednesday, when he enters the promotion's second Blood and Guts match on Dynamite.

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