Jon Moxley could wrestle at Wrestle Kingdom next year, at the 17th iteration of the event. The January 4th Tokyo Dome show, named after the video game from the mid 2000s, is the Wrestlemania of NJPW and the place where all the top stars come to do battle over the biggest prizes in wrestling.
The two time AEW Champion would be a frontrunner to be a star attraction at the event. He is one of the biggest stars in AEW, thus would draw huge amounts of American fans to watch the event. He has also been wrestling regularly on New Japan Strong, the US-based TV show for NJPW.
He has previously wrestled some high-profile matches for NJPW, including multiple runs as their Untied States Champion. He has made the promotion a home-away-from-home and Jon Moxley would be welcomed back at Wrestle Kingdom 17 with open arms.
Who Is Jon Moxley Wrestling At Wrestle Kingdom 17?
Jon Moxley is likely to wrestle at Wrestle Kingdom 17, although his opponent is currently unknown. The former Dean Ambrose has had one of the best years of his career so far, having formed the Blackpool Combat Club alongside Bryan Danielson and William Regal and won the Interim AEW Championship at Forbidden Door.
He defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi at Forbidden Door to win his second AEW Championship. It could be Jon Moxley vs Hiroshi Tanahashi in the rematch of the century at Wrestle Kingdom 17 and would give the New Japan Legend get his win back against the former WWE Champion.
It was such a huge match between the two top stars of AEW & NJPW that Gedo (NJPW Booker) will want to showcase the bout not only on an AEW show, but in front of thousands of screaming Japanese fans. A win for Tanahashi would also open up the door for a third match down the line to decide who truly is the best.
Another option for Jon Moxley’s Wrestle Kingdom opponent is Tetsuya Naito. As one of the top heels in New Japan, he will be looking for a huge match for the event. Moxley would be a perfect opponent for the leader of Los Ingobernables de Japon, and could feud with former team member Andrade El Idolo in AEW to set up this dream match.
The match could also be changed to a multi-man tag team match, should NJPW want to bring in the rest of the Blackpool Combat Club. Jon Moxley could be joined by Bryan Danielson, Wheeler Yuta and Claudio Castagnoli, with William Regal on commentary, to take on LIJ in one of the dream faction-vs-faction matches AEW and NJPW have to offer.
An outside shot for Moxley is Zack Sabre Jr. He was supposed to wrestle Bryan Danielson at Forbidden Door, but a concussion to the American Dragon forced him to bring in Claudio Castagnoli as his replacement. While the expectations is that Bryan Danielson at Wrestle Kingdom 17 will wrestle Zack Sabre Jr, if he is not brought in for the match then Jon Moxley would be a suitable replacement, as both men are part of the Blackpool Combat Club.
Jon Moxley’s Wrestle Kingdom 17 has yet to be confirmed, with no actual confirmation yet that he will be involved with the event. However, he has been a big part oft he promotion since he left WWE in 2018. He has competed in the G1 Climax and won championships in NJPW and would be certainly considered for a big match in the Tokyo Dome.
Jon Moxley wrestled Lance Archer in a Texas Deathmatch in his first Wrestle Kingdom match at the 2020 edition, and later defeated Juice Robinson a day later in the second day of that same event.
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