New Japan faithful and old WCW heads were marking out last Wednesday when AEW announced Yuji Nagata would challenge Jon Moxley for the IWGP United States title on the May 12 Dynamite.
Outside of its dream match status and a couple fiery internet promos, there wasn’t much to the feud. New Japan’s looking to rectify that next Friday on NJPW Strong.
An immense main event is official for #njpwSTRONG next week!— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) May 1, 2021
Jon Moxley returns to an NJPW ring!
Moxley and Chris Dickinson will team up against Yuji Nagata and Ren Narita!https://t.co/sna7pMbjBv#njcollision pic.twitter.com/TGNVLdQxHm
Mox will team with Chris Dickinson. On Strong, Dickinson is set-up as the first challenger to his Team Filthy mate Tom Lawlor’s Openweight title. “Dirty Daddy” could be a potential challenger for the U.S. belt down the line too, which adds another level of intrigue to this May 7 tag. Dickinson is also working with Brody King, Homicide & Tony Deppen in Ring of Honor.
Nagata’s partner Ren Narita is a Young Lion on excursion to the States.
Need more to get hyped for Death Rider vs. Blue Justice. Try this video package they got on last night’s Strong.
Wednesday May 12, Mr. IWGP, Yuji Nagata, challenges for IWGP US Heavyweight gold against the Deathrider Jon Moxley on @AEW Dynamite!— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) May 1, 2021
Next week on #njpwSTRONG a phenomenal tag team preview in our main event!https://t.co/sna7pMbjBv#njcollision #AEWDynamite pic.twitter.com/HFnAwBTFRv
Will Nagata be the man to finally end Moxley’s 16 month reign as IWGP United States champion? Probably not, but we’re fired up for this anyway.