The first-ever Jon Moxley vs. Konosuke Takeshita match will be going down on Dynamite this Wednesday.
AEW has announced that Moxley will face Takeshita in a non-title match on Wednesday's Fyter Fest week one edition of Dynamite. If Takeshita wins, he'll earn a future shot at Moxley's AEW Interim World Championship.
The story for the match is that Moxley requested to face Takeshita after Takeshita's performance against Eddie Kingston from last week's Rampage.
Tony Khan tweeted: "After [Takeshita's] amazing battle vs [Kingston], AEW Interim World Champion @JonMoxley wants to fight Takeshita on #AEWDynamite! While I won’t sanction it as a title match since Eddie won Friday’s bout, if Takeshita wins Wednesday on TBS vs Mox then he earns a future title shot!"
Takeshita, who wrestles for DDT in Japan, returned to AEW this April as part of a United States tour.
Enmarket Arena in Savannah, Georgia is hosting Dynamite this Wednesday. The updated lineup for the episode is listed below:
- AEW World Tag Team Champions The Young Bucks defend against Keith Lee & Swerve Strickland and Powerhouse Hobbs & Ricky Starks in a three-way match
- Non-title match: AEW Interim World Champion Jon Moxley vs. Konosuke Takeshita
- TNT title: Wardlow defends against Orange Cassidy
- Claudio Castagnoli vs. Jake Hager
- Serena Deeb vs. Anna Jay
- Luchasaurus in action
- Christian Cage speaks
- Chris Jericho will speak