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NJPW confirms rules for Archer vs. Moxley Texas death match


NJPW has announced the rules for Lance Archer and Jon Moxley's Texas death match at Wrestle Kingdom 14.

It will be a no disqualification match that can only be won by 10-count knockout or via submission. There will be no pinfalls in the match.

Archer vs. Moxley will be part of the card for Wrestle Kingdom 14 night one on January 4. Archer's IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship will be on the line.

Moxley vacated the IWGP US title in October when he couldn't make it to NJPW's King of Pro Wrestling event due to travel issues associated with Typhoon Hagibis. Moxley was supposed to defend the title against Juice Robinson in a no DQ match at that show, and Archer defeated Robinson after being announced as his new opponent for the vacant championship.

Moxley had won the IWGP US title in his in-ring debut for NJPW. He defeated Robinson at June's Best of the Super Juniors finals to become champion.