As previously reported, top NJPW Star KENTA of Bullet Club became the #1 Contender to the IWGP United States Title, currently held by top AEW Star Jon Moxley a number of months ago, and since then he has been calling Moxley out constantly. Following Moxley’s recent in-ring return, KENTA would call Moxley out once again.
At NJPW’s recent Strong Event, IWGP United States Champion, who is also a top star in AEW, Jon Moxley would then make a surprise appearance at the end of the show and confront top NJPW Star KENTA. Moxley and KENTA would then come to blows, with KENTA trying to hit Jon Moxley with his GTS finisher.
Moxley then countered KENTA and hit him with his Death Rider DDT finishing move. The NJPW Strong Event would then end with IWGP United States Champion Jon Moxley cutting a promo and promising to battle KENTA in Tokyo “one of these days” without providing a specific place or time.
NJPW would then announce that IWGP U.S. Champion Jon Moxley will be defending his IWGP U.S. Title vs. KENTA on February 26th at NJPW New Beginning USA 2021.
The main event of last night’s Beach Break AEW Dynamite special would then see AEW World Champion Kenny Omega and the IMPACT World Tag Champions The Good Brothers defeat Jon Moxley, PAC and Rey Fenix.
Right after the match, both sides continued to brawl as Lance Archer made his way down to the ring to clear out The Good Brothers. This would leave Jon Moxley and Kenny Omega all alone in the ring, where we would see Moxley be attacked from behind by a masked man.
The masked man would then reveal himself to be none other than top NJPW Star KENTA. KENTA would then lift the IWGP United States Champion back up and hit his GTS finisher on Moxley. KENTA would then leave the ring and have Kenny Omega celebrate his victory over his rival to end the segment.
You can check out highlights of the segment in the video below:
.@KENTAG2S HAS ARRIVED!@njpwglobal pic.twitter.com/u1wMj63M7i— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) February 4, 2021