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Jon Moxley advertised for NJPW’s first US show with live fans in well over a year

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Thanks to the coronavirus pandemic, it’s been well over a year since New Japan Pro Wrestling has held an event in the United States with live fans. That’s going to change on Aug. 14, when NJPW Resurgence takes place in Los Angeles, California. And what do you know, top AEW star and current IWGP United States champion Jon Moxley is advertised for the show.

Here is the NJPW’s official announcement:

New Japan Pro-Wrestling is excited to announce ‘Resurgence’, a special event on August 14 2021 that will see NJPW fans in the US welcomed back to live action. This represents the return of fans to NJPW events in the US for the first time since ‘New Beginning in the USA’ in February 2020.

Hosted at The Torch at L.A. Coliseum, ‘Resurgence’ will take place in the open air and in the shadow of the famed Olympic venue, presenting a unique atmosphere appropriately rich in sporting heritage. A roster of names befitting of the iconic setting will be in action, with IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley, NEVER Openweight Champion Jay White and STRONG Openweight Champion, former UFC competitor ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor leading the charge, along with the popular breakout stars of NJPW STRONG and rising Japanese names Ren Narita and Shota Umino, who makes his first appearance at an NJPW event since September 2019.

Tickets for ‘Resurgence’ will go on sale on Wednesday June 30, starting at just $39. New Japan Pro-Wrestling have been staging events with fans in attendance in Japan since July 11 2020, all with the safety of fans, staff and wrestlers taken as top priority. As a result and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks will be required during the event when not eating or drinking.

For those not in attendance, ‘Resurgence’ will be available with English commentary as a live, timed exclusive pay-per-view presentation on FITE . Live coverage with Japanese commentary on NJPW World is also planned.

You can click here to see a longer list of wrestlers who are advertised for Resurgence, as well as a range of ticket prices in case you plan to attend.

Tony Khan once made it sound like Jon Moxley’s NJPW dates would never include events in the USA, so this is the latest sign that the relationship between NJPW and AEW is looking pretty good right now.

Are you excited to check out NJPW Resurgence this August?