Jon Moxley Announced For NJPW Strong Resurgence

New Japan Pro-Wrestling announced on Sunday night that AEW star Jon Moxley will be competing at NJPW Strong's next event, Resurgence on May 21. His opponent has yet to be revealed.

The former AEW World Champion's last NJPW appearance was in October 2022 at the Night Before Rumble On 44th Street event, where he teamed with Amazing Red, Eddie Kingston, Homicide, YOH, and Kazuchika Okada in an Elimination Tag Team match. Their team won against Team Filthy and the Bullet Club.


Moxley is a former two-time IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion. The Blackpool Combat Club member's second and last reign started in January 2020, when he defeated Lance Archer in a Texas Death Match at Wrestle Kingdom 14. The reign ended in July 2021, after Archer regained the title during night two of the 2021 AEW Fyter Fest event. Archer is actually part of the recent IWGP US Championship Number One Contender's tournament. The current IWGP United States champion is Kenny Omega, who Moxley and the other members of the BCC are feuding with in AEW.

Resurgence will be taking place at the Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, California. The lineup for the event also includes an IWGP US Championship Number One Contender's tournament match between Will Ospreay and Hiroshi Tanahashi and the crowning of the first NJPW Strong Women's Champion. The matches for the NJPW Strong Women's Championship tournament are Mercedes Mone vs. Stephanie Vaquer and Willow Nightingale vs. Momo Kohgo. The pay-per-view will be available live on NJPW World for around $22.