Jon Moxley will not be permitted to wrestle on any of New Japan’s cards in the United States due to his contract with AEW.
Although Moxley is able to work New Japan cards under the terms of his AEW deal, the contract gives AEW exclusivity on his major US dates.
As AEW and NJPW do not have a working relationship due to New Japan’s deal with AEW rivals Ring Of Honor, Moxley is not permitted to work on the show.
This is a blow for New Japan, who were likely hoping that Moxley could be a difference maker in shifting tickets to the struggling Dallas G1 show next month, which hosts the opening night of the A Block.
Prior to announcing the G1 schedule New Japan realised Moxley would be unable to work the Dallas event, so placed him into the tournament’s B Block, meaning he was able to miss the show without missing any tournament action.
New Japan released the following official statement on its website:
“Jon Moxley has been confirmed as a participant of G1 CLIMAX 29. Unfortunately, Moxley will miss the G1 CLIMAX 29 Opening Day taking place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX on July 6, 2019.
Additionally, he will not be in attendance at the G1 CLIMAX 29 Press Conference taking place on July 5, 2019.
Moxley will join the G1 tour on July 13 in Tokyo.
We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing Moxley in Dallas, and appreciate your understanding.”
In addition to the Dallas card, Moxley will not be able to work on any New Japan/ROH crossover events that take place in the US or any other New Japan shows in the country.
It is believed that this rule also applies to Chris Jericho and would be the same for Kenny Omega if he was to work any dates for the promotion.