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Jon Moxley vs. El Desperado no DQ match set for NJPW Music City Mayhem

Moxley and Desperado will face off in the main event of the PPV.

AEW star Jon Moxley is set to headline NJPW Music City Mayhem in Nashville, Tennessee.

NJPW has announced that Moxley vs. El Desperado in a no DQ match will be the main event of Music City Mayhem, which airs live via Fite TV starting at 3 p.m. Eastern time on Saturday, July 30. The event is taking place as part of Starrcast V in Nashville.

Desperado issued a challenge to Moxley after an New Japan Road event in Tokyo last week:

"After El Desperado was part of Suzuki-Gun’s partnership with the Jericho Appreciation Society at Forbidden Door, the masked rudo wants another taste of a mutual enemy of both Minoru Suzuki and Chris Jericho- and someone who just so happens to be the Interim AEW World Champion," NJPW wrote. "Desperado issued a challenge to Jon Moxley backstage at Korakuen Hall last week, and the Death Rider has accepted, but under the condition that this is a no disqualification match."

This is the first match that's been announced for Music City Mayhem. The show is being held at the Nashville Fairgrounds.

KUSHIDA and Hiromu Takahashi are also advertised to appear at Music City Mayhem. The event is happening while this year's G1 Climax tournament is ongoing.