AEW’s Jon Moxley is making his return to NJPW in July 2023, with his match having been officially announced.
With Moxley teaming with Homicide to take on the team of El Desperado & Jun Kasai in an Exciting Encounter Doomsday No DQ match on night one of NJPW Strong Independence Day, Moxley’s night two opponent has been revealed.
On the July 5 NJPW Strong show, Moxley will go one-on-one with El Desperado in a Final Death match, fulfilling the Blackpool Combat Club member’s challenge (which can be seen below).
The match is bound to be one for extreme wrestling fans, with Moxley himself describing it as:
“A match where there are no winners. A match where there is only a survivor.”
The full card for night one of NJPW Strong Independence Day at Korakuen Hall on July 4 is:
IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship: TJP & Francesco Akira defend against Drilla Moloney & Clark Connors
Exciting Encounter Doomsday No DQ match: Jon Moxley & Homicide vs. El Desperado & Jun Kasai
NJPW Strong Openweight Tag Team Championship: Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI defend against Alex Coughlin & Gabe Kidd
Eddie Kingston & Rocky Romero vs. KENTA & Gedo
Tom Lawlor vs. Kosei Fujita
Lance Archer, Alex Zayne & Ryohei Oiwa vs. JR Kratos, Jorel Nelson & Royce Isaacs
Bad Dude Tito vs. The DKC
Kickoff match: Ryusuke Taguchi, YOH & Oskar Leube vs. Kengo, Dragon Libre & Takahiro Katori
Night 2 takes place on July 5, with the card looking like this:
NJPW Strong Openweight Championship: KENTA defends against Eddie Kingston
Final Death match: Jon Moxley vs. El Desperado
IWGP Tag Team Championship: Hirooki Goto & YOSHI-HASHI defend against Alex Coughlin & Gabe Kidd
Hiroshi Tanahashi, Tomohiro Ishii & The DKC vs. Tom Lawlor, Jorel Nelson & Royce Isaacs
Lance Archer & Alex Zayne vs. Bad Dude Tito & Kosei Fujita
Drilla Moloney & Clark Connors vs. YOH & Rocky Romero
Homicide & Ryohei Oiwa vs. TJP & Francesco Akira
JR Kratos vs. OSkar Leube
Kickoff match: Ryusuke Taguchi, Master Wato & Boltin Oleg vs. Dragon Libre, Takahiro Katori & Rekka
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