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Jon Moxley and Yuji Nagata to face off in NJPW Strong tag match


Before they battle for the IWGP United States title on AEW Dynamite, Jon Moxley and Yuji Nagata will square off in tag team action on NJPW Strong.

NJPW has announced that Moxley and Chris Dickinson will team against Yuji Nagata and Ren Narita on the Friday, May 7 episode of Strong. 

Moxley is set to defend the IWGP United States Championship against Nagata on the May 12 edition of Dynamite. Moxley issued a challenge to Nagata in a promo released on social media on April 4. The title match was then officially announced on the April 28 episode of Dynamite

Our Dave Meltzer reported in February that a working relationship had been established between NJPW and AEW. NJPW's KENTA appeared on the February 3 Dynamite to shoot an angle for his title match with Moxley later that month. KENTA made his in-ring AEW debut on the February 10 Dynamite. 

Moxley has been the IWGP US Champion since defeating Lance Archer for the title at Wrestle Kingdom 14 on January 4, 2020. His most recent title defense came on the February 27 Strong, where he defeated KENTA. 

As for Moxley and Nagata's tag partners, Dickinson is currently the number one contender to new NJPW Strong Openweight Champion Tom Lawlor's title, while Narita is currently on excursion to NJPW's LA Dojo. 

Strong airs Fridays at 10 p.m. Eastern time on NJPW World and is available on demand shortly after airing.