Jon Moxley recently did an interview with New Japan Pro Wrestling. The IWGP Untied States Champion shared his thoughts on Shinsuke Nakamura and performing in the G1 Climax.
“Well, Shinsuke Nakamura is in WWE and doing very well. I never got to wrestle him sadly, but he heard that I was likely going over to be in the G1 and he was very pleased, said it was a great life experience. Karl Anderson, who I’ve actually been friends with since I was 18, since we’re both from Cincinnati. I asked him about the G1, a few others as well, and everybody was great and said ‘yeah, go for it.”
For more on the Moxley interview check out wrestlingnews.co’s article.
According to NJPW’s official website Jon Moxley will not be participating in the opening day of this year’s G1 CLIMAX.
“Jon Moxley has been confirmed as a participant of G1 CLIMAX 29. Unfortunately, Moxley will miss the G1 CLIMAX 29 Opening Day taking place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX on July 6, 2019.
Additionally, he will not be in attendance at the G1 CLIMAX 29 Press Conference taking place on July 5, 2019.
Moxley will join the G1 tour on July 13 in Tokyo.
We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing Moxley in Dallas, and appreciate your understanding.”
NODQ.com is reporting that AEW will not allow Moxley to participate again with NJPW until July 13 in Tokyo.
Kazuchika Okada successfully defended his IWGP Heavyweight Title against Jericho at Dominion. The match was full of back and forth, but in the end Okada rolled Jericho up for the win.
Jericho locked on a Walls Of Jericho which he transitioned into a Lion Tamer before Okada was able to get free. Jericho tried for a Judas Effect which Okda blocked before YJ2 ducked a Rainmaker and tried for a Codebreaker and then Okada rolled Jericho up for the win.
For a summary of the entire match check out ringsidenews.com’s article.
Earlier this week Jon Moxley defeated Juice Robinson to claim the IWPG United States Championship. The Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that AEW is still deciding if they will acknowledge Moxley’s Championship at their next show.
“In a few weeks Jon Moxley will wrestle his debut match for AEW when he faces Joey Janela at Fyter Fest, and the Wrestling Observer Newsletter is reporting that it hasn’t been decided whether or not All Elite Wrestling will acknowledge his IWGP US Title reign.
The key points are that NJPW has no relation with AEW, but they do have close ties to ROH, which is a competitor for AEW.
However, a huge percentage of AEW fans are likely aware of Moxley’s title reign, and to not acknowledge it would be to ignore the elephant in the room.”
For more on AEW’s dilemma check out stillrealtous.com’s article.
Jon Moxley tweeted out the above photo confirming that he has made it to the NJPW dojo to prepare for his match against Juice Robinson.
Jon Moxley tweeted out a photo of himself at the NJPW dojo as he prepares for tomorrow’s IWGP US Championship match against Juice Robinson at the NJPW Best of the Super Jr. Finals. As noted, NJPW General Manager Michael Craven commented that the two sides came to an agreement “some time ago, completely independently of All Elite.”
For more news from around the world of professional wrestling check out wrestlinginc’s article.