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Jon Moxley promo airs at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15 night one


Though he wasn't able to make an in-person appearance at the show, video of a pre-recorded promo from IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley aired during Wrestle Kingdom 15.

The promo aired prior to KENTA's IWGP United States Heavyweight title shot contract defense against Satoshi Kojima at Wrestle Kingdom 15 night one.

"Many men have vied for that US title contract," Moxley said. "But they all thought they were gonna get off easy. They all hoped and prayed that the United States Heavyweight Champion would never return. But I am the boogeyman in New Japan Pro Wrestling. I will get you eventually. So whoever walks out of the Tokyo Dome with that contract, make no mistake about it -- I'm coming for you."

The promo was from NJPW's United States dojo.

KENTA defeated Kojima at Wrestle Kingdom 15 to retain the title shot contract. He'll challenge Moxley for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship at some point in the future.

KENTA became the number one contender to Moxley's title by winning the 2020 New Japan Cup USA tournament. He's since successfully defended the contract against Jeff Cobb, Hiroshi Tanahashi, David Finlay, Brody King, and Kojima.

Juice Robinson was originally supposed to challenge for KENTA's title shot contract at Wrestle Kingdom 15, but Robinson was pulled from the show due to a fractured orbital bone.

Moxley has been IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion since winning the title from Lance Archer in a Texas Death Match at Wrestle Kingdom 14 night one in 2020. Moxley hasn't been able to wrestle for NJPW since February 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.