AEW star Jon Moxley is set to return to NJPW in June, the promotion confirmed during Wrestling Dontaku on Wednesday.

Moxley, a former IWGP United States Champion, has not wrestled in Japan for the promotion since February 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He defended the championship against Minoru Suzuki in his last match for NJPW.

The promotion announced that Moxley will return on Sunday, June 4, at Dominion, which takes place at Osaka-jo Hall. The event will stream live on New Japan World.

To announce the news, NJPW released a video of Moxley announcing that he will be coming as a backup for Shota “Shooter” Umino.


This dates back to June 2019 when Moxley wrestled Umino at Dominion, marking Moxley’s second match with the promotion following his departure from WWE earlier that year.

Despite not having wrestled for NJPW in over a year, Moxley has remained an active member of the company’s roster and had previously expressed his desire to return to Japan and compete once again.

All Elite Wrestling has yet to confirm what Moxley will be doing on tonight’s Dynamite, although The Elite, a group that Moxley’s Blackpool Combat Club has been feuding with as of late, is set to speak.

Fans of Moxley and NJPW can look forward to his return in June, which is sure to be a highly anticipated moment in the world of professional wrestling.

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