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AXS TV to air Jon Moxley's NJPW debut on two-day tape delay

AXS TV officials have confirmed to the Wrestling Observer that Jon Moxley's first match since leaving WWE, where he faces Juice Robinson for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship at the Best of the Super Juniors finals, will air on the network on a two-day tape delay.

Moxley vs. Robinson is scheduled for Wednesday, June 5 at Sumo Hall in Tokyo. It will air in AXS TV's regular New Japan 8 p.m. Friday night slot on June 7.

Moxley, who was the mystery man being built up for a few weeks on New Japan shows as Robinson's opponent, was revealed right after Double or Nothing. It was later announced that Moxley will have other matches with New Japan as well as several matches for Northeast Wrestling over the summer.

At this point Moxley's other NJPW matches haven't been announced. He will be able to work some dates with New Japan even after AEW starts on weekly television but AEW will have first dibs on his dates.

Moxley will next appear for AEW at Fyter Fest on June 29 in Daytona Beach.

AEW officials have also confirmed Chris Jericho will be wrestling on Fight for the Fallen on July 13 in Jacksonville.

Tony Khan of AEW when noting that Moxley, the former Dean Ambrose, real name Jonathan Good, had signed a multi-year contract with the promotion, said after Double or Nothing that he would be working international dates and some independent dates. 

Moxley's first known U.S. independent date will be against Darby Allin on June 14 in Waterbury, Connecticut for Northeast Wrestling. He will also appear on June 15 in Jackson, New Jersey for the promotion at Six Flags. His major match with Pentagon Jr. will be on August 16 in Poughkeepsie, New York on a show that also includes Fenix, Dustin Rhodes, LA Park, and Jerry Lawler.

Moxley also has NEW dates on August 17 in Norwich, Connecticut and August 18 in Scranton, Pennsylvania.

Khan said that Moxley would be a regular with the promotion once they started television. It is believed he will only be working U.S. independent dates until AEW starts television, but would work New Japan big shows.