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Jon Moxley challenges NJPW's Yuji Nagata to IWGP US title match


IWGP United States Champion Jon Moxley has his sights set on his next challenger. 

In a promo tweeted tonight from the NJPW Global account, Moxley challenged NJPW's Yuji Nagata to step up and face him for the US title. 

In the promo, Moxley said that he is collecting scalps and has made his intentions to go big game hunting clear since capturing the US title at night one of Wrestle Kingdom 14 on January 4, 2020. 

Moxley said that he is going after the hardest hitters in the game and challenged Nagata to "grab his six-shooter" and meet him "outside the saloon at dawn."

Moxley is a two-time IWGP United States Champion. His first reign ended when he was stripped of the title after travel issues related to a typhoon led to him not being able to make a scheduled defense in October 2019. 

Travel restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic did not allow Moxley to make a title defense for over a year, but this time, he was not stripped of the belt under those similar circumstances. 

After beating Lance Archer for the title in a Texas death match at night one of Wrestle Kingdom 14, Moxley defended the title on night two against Juice Robinson. He would go on to make another successful defense of the title in February 2020 at The New Beginning in Osaka, defeating Minoru Suzuki. 

Moxley's most recent US title defense came on the February 26, 2021 episode of NJPW Strong, where he defeated KENTA. 

Moxley's promo challenging Nagata can be seen here and here.