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Jon Moxley vs Major New Japan star considered for ALL OUT

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AEW star Jon Moxley is reportedly going to be facing a major New Japan Pro Wrestling star at the upcoming All Elite Wrestling ALL OUT PPV event.

Jon Moxley called out Hiroshi Tanahashi during this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite, with Tanahashi set to face Lance Archer for the IWGP United States Championship on an upcoming episode of NJPW Strong.

Jon Moxley vs Hiroshi Tanahashi

Dave Meltzer recently revealed on an episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that Moxley reached out to Tony Khan with an idea for a ‘major’ NJPW star to appear at the PPV, and now it looks like Tanahashi is that man.

‘What I do know is that fairly recently, at 4am, Jon Moxley had a discussion ’“ I don’t know the night, I think it was the night of the taping ’“ with Tony Khan, and he had an idea for a match which I believe is for the September 5 pay-per-view. And Tony Khan liked the idea. I knew it was a top New Japan wrestler, I didn’t know the name of who it was, but I know about the discussion.’

DAVE Meltzer

The actual match has not yet be confirmed, but it will be the biggest of the ‘Forbidden Door’ era since KENTA appeared on AEW Dynamite and attacked Jon Moxley.

Here’s the current lineup for the next episode of AEW Dynamite: Homecoming.

  • TNT Championship Match ’“ Miro (c) vs Lee Johnson
  • Cody Rhodes vs Malakai Black
  • The Bunny vs Leyla Hirsch
  • Christian Cage vs The Blade
  • The Trials of Jericho: Chris Jericho vs Juventud Guerrera ’“ Jericho must win with a move from the top rope

AEW Dynamite is available to watch each and every week on TNT Network in the United States. The show is also available for viewers outside of the US on FITE TV as part of the AEW+ subscription service.

Check out all of our AEW Dynamite, Rampage, Dark and Dark:Elevation news here

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