This past week on NJPW Strong, KENTA finally got his wish. The IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion, Jon Moxley returned to an NJPW ring to confront his top challenger. KENTA was mouthing off for months, in hopes that he would just be handed the championship before long. Now, he’s got the date set for his match with Jon Moxley, as New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced the main events for NJPW Strong this next month.
Jon Moxley Defends The IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship On February 26th
As part of what is being called The New Beginning In USA, Jon Moxley will make his first defense of the IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion in over a year. His last defense was at New Beginning In Osaka 2020, where he defeated Minoru Suzuki. NJPW set up a defense against Zack Sabre Jr, but that never happened.
We don’t have to worry about that happening this time around. NJPW Strong is a taped show, so the match between Jon Moxley & KENTA will have already happened. We are just waiting for it to actually air this time around. It’s a match that could go either way, especially if AEW allows Jon Moxley to attend the tapings for NJPW Strong on a more regular basis, allowing him to actually defend his championship.
Other Major Matches For February Announced
This wasn’t the only match announced, just the biggest one. We will also see a first time match between Rey Horus & TJP come on NJPW Strong in the next month. Horus is a rising star in Ring Of Honor, having just taken Dragon Lee to the limits in a thrilling TV Title match.
Also announced is El Phatasmo vs. NJPW Strong newcomer Lio Rush, which is certain to be a match where you really won’t want to blink often, as both men are capable of working at an insane pace. Finally, they have announced TJP & Ren Narita taking on Chris Dickinson & Danny Limelight, which is exciting for Dickinson being back in NJPW.
Do you think KENTA will defeat Jon Moxley to become IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion? Let us know what you think in the comment section down below.
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