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Yuji Nagata to challenge for Moxley's IWGP US title on AEW Dynamite


New Japan Pro Wrestling's Yuji Nagata will appear on AEW Dynamite to challenge Jon Moxley for the IWGP United States title.

The match was announced during tonight’s AEW Dynamite, and will take place on May 12, in two weeks time. 

NJPW uploaded a video earlier this month with Moxley challenging Nagata. Nagata later released a video of his own, calling Moxley a “snot-nosed punk” and accepted his challenge. It wasn’t made clear when the match would take place until tonight.

Moxley has been the IWGP United States champion since January of 2020, defeating Lance Archer to win the title at Wrestle Kingdom 14. He has defended it sparingly due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but most recently defended the title against KENTA successfully on the February 27 edition of NJPW Strong.

NJPW and AEW established a relationship earlier this year. KENTA appeared on Dynamite back on the February 10 edition of Dynamite, teaming with Kenny Omega to take on Jon Moxley and Lance Archer, with Archer and Moxley scoring the win.