Moxley to defend IWGP U.S. title against KENTA on February 26

It won’t be happening in Japan, but it’s happening nonetheless! New Japan Pro Wrestling announced that Jon Moxley will be defending his United States IWGP Heavyweight title against KENTA on Friday, February 26 as part of the NJPW The New Beginning USA show.

Moxley made his first NJPW appearance last Friday in a year and attacked KENTA, who has the number one contender briefcase for the IWGP U.S. title which he won at the New Japan Cup USA tournament last year. Due to travel restrictions, the former AEW World champion was not able to travel to Japan to fulfill his commitments to NJPW but the company opted to let him keep the title which has been dormant since then.

His last title defense came on February 9, 2020 at The New Beginning In Osaka, beating Minoru Suzuki to retain the gold.

The February 26 episode will air on the NJPW World streaming service and will be taped from NJPW’s training dojo in Los Angeles, California.

Colin Vassallohttps://www.wrestling-online.com
Colin Vassallo has been editor of Wrestling-Online since 1996. He is born and raised in Malta, follows professional wrestling and MMA, loves to travel, and is a big Apple fan!

Stories you might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you


Peacock rolling out in the UK in a few months, will WWE Network follow?

The streaming service Peacock is coming to the United Kingdom in the next few months and if WWE takes...

Former WWE/WCW star Haku appears on AEW Dynamite

Former WWE and WCW legend King Haku made his AEW debut last night, accompanying his son Hikuleo for his...

WWE to hold Queen of the Ring tournament in October

WWE have plans to hold a Queen of the Ring tournament in October and Andrew Zarian of the Mat...