For the second time in two weeks, Jon Moxley put his IWGP United States title on the line against someone with New Japan ties.
Unlike last week when Mox beat Karl Anderson, it wasn’t a straight up wrestling match on July 21. In the Dallas suburb of Garland, it was a Texas Deathmatch against Texan & former IWGP U.S. champ Lance Archer.
Befitting the name, it was a bloody and brutal affair. Moxley drew first blood by DDTing Archer on the concrete...
...then slamming a fork into his head. The fork ended up being used by both men (Mox bit into Archer’s forehead, too). They both delivered and took some painful looking offense.
Finally, Archer put his opponent through the barbed wire-covered board Mox had set up at ringside. The referee counted to ten, and the Murderhawk Monster was again the IWGP U.S. champion.
If you’re surprised, this may give you an idea of what’s going on:
Haku’s son Hikuleo was ringside tonight, and got on the apron to stare down the new champ as the show ended. Is Archer just going to transition the belt back to a NJPW regular?
We’ll see what happens next week at Fight For The Fallen in Charlotte.
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