It was recently announced by AEW that top AEW Star Jon Moxley, who is the current IWGP U.S. Champion, is set to defend his IWGP U.S. Championship against top NJPW Star Yuji Nagata on the May 12th edition of AEW Dynamite. Moxley last defended his IWGP U.S. Title against NJPW Star KENTA this past February, in a match he came out of victorious.
Yuji Nagata is one of the most successful stars in NJPW’s history as he has won a number of titles in the company, including the IWGP World Heavyweight Title on two occasions, along with the G1 Climax in 2001. This will be the first time Moxley and Nagata will face each other in the ring.
You can check out the announcement below:
The #ForbiddenDoor has been opened once again, as @tonyschiavone24 just confirmed that Wednesday, May 12 @JonMoxley will defend the #IWGP US Championship against the legendary Yuji Nagata (@nagata769) LIVE on #AEWDynamite at 8/7c on TNT!— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) April 29, 2021
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