AEW’s Jon Moxley is returning to NJPW for the first time in 2023.
The Japanese promotion announced that the former IWGP United States Champion will perform at their upcoming US event, Resurgence in Long Beach, California, on May 21st.
Despite no confirmation on Moxely’s opponent Resurgence features several huge matches. Japanese legend Hiroshi Tanahashi takes on Will Ospreay in the second match of the mini-tournament to determine Kenny Omega’s next challenger for the IWGP United States Champion.
The former IWGP Women’s Champion Mercedes Mone faces Stephanie Vaquer in the first semifinal round of the tournament to crown the inaugural NJPW STRONG Women’s Championship. The other round match will see Willow Nightingale faces STARDOM’s Momo Kohgo.
Moxley’s last New Japan appearance was on October 27th last year. The former AEW World Champion teamed up with Kazuchika Okada, YOH, Amazing Red, Eddie Kingston, and Homicide to defeat the Bullet Club’s El Phantasmo, Jay White and Juice Robinson and Team Filthy’s Jorel Nelson, Royce Isaacs and Tom Lawlor in New York at the Night Before Rumble on 44th Street.
Jon Moxley Faces Kenny Omega In A Steel Cage Match On Dynamite
Before Moxley makes his New Japan comeback he has a major match against his longtime rival Kenny Omega inside a steel cage.
The Blackpool Combat Club member reignited his feud with Omega when his faction began targeting the Elite in a number of screwdriver-assisted assaults.
Following the latest attack on the April 26th episode of Dynamite, which left the Elite beaten down once again, and associate Konosuke Takeshita bloodied Omega swore vengeance on the BCC.
Omega fired a heated message at AEW President Tony Khan demanding something be done about it. Khan heard the message clearly and granted a Cage Match between Kenny Omega and Jon Moxley for May 10th.
Moxley and Omega have multiple times throughout their rivalry. Their last match took place at Revolution in March 2021, where Omega retained the All Elite Wrestling World Championship in the infamous Exploding Barbed Wire Death Match.