A planned big match for AEW star Jon Moxley that was supposed to take place imminently is reportedly being held off on.
A couple of weeks ago on Dynamite, Moxley called out Hiroshi Tanahashi and it seemed that it was heading to a match between the two at All Out.
Dave Meltzer even reported that Moxley had requested, and Tony Khan had approved, a match for him against a top NJPW star at All Out. Meltzer couldn’t confirm it was Tanahashi but the signs added up and it was pretty obvious that’s who it was.
However, Meltzer now reports in the Wrestling Observer that the match will no longer be taking place any time soon as things have changed on the NJPW side of things.
It seems Moxley would have been winning the match, but NJPW didn’t want Tanahashi losing right now due to IWGP United States Title plans.
The match will likely still take place at some point, it’s just being held off on for now.
The only match that has really been hinted at for Jon Moxley at All Out, excluding Tanahashi, is Moxley and Eddie Kingston teaming up against 2point0, but it also appears Kingston could be challenging Miro for the TNT Championship unless that happens on TV some point before the pay-per-view instead.