New Japan Pro Wrestling have announced that Jon Moxley will miss the opening night of the G1 Climax set to take part in Dallas Texas on July 6th. No reason was given but it also stated that Moxley will miss the G1 Press conference too on July 5th, officially joining the tournament on July 13th for the B Block opening night in Tokyo.

New Japan also issued apologies to fans but was unable to give any reason as to why he won’t attend the first night, even if his AEW contract could be. But fear not as he will be appearing at every other night whilst in Japan and will be teaming with Shota Umino after Moxley “adopted” him as his own Young Lion at Dominion.

Moxley NJPW US Champion

Moxley is the current IWGP United States Champion after defeating Juice Robinson at the Best of the Super Juniors Tournament finals after a long stream of teasing times up videos.

The G1 Climax 29 tournament shows will be streamed on NJPW World.


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