NJPW announces the full lineup for The New Beginning USA night two.
Jon Moxley will make his return to a New Japan ring on Friday, February 26 when he defends the IWGP United States Championship against KENTA in the main event of The New Beginning USA night two.
Elsewhere on the card, Ren Narita takes on Chris Dickinson and TJP, Clark Connors, The DKC & Kevin Knight team to battle Brody King, ACH, Logan Riegel & Sterling Riegel.
For the first time since February 9 2020 in Osaka Jo Hall, Jon Moxley defends the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship in our main event tonight against KENTA.
For KENTA especially, this match has been a long time coming. In August, the BULLET CLUB member became the first ever winner of New Japan Cup USA, granting him a number one contender’s briefcase that, through fair means and foul, he defended in subsequent months against Jeff Cobb, Hiroshi Tanahashi, David Finlay, Brody King and Satoshi Kojima. His five defense record would make him the most successful IWGP US Heavyweight Champion of all time- if it were the gold he held and not the briefcase.
That’s a distinction that Moxley is keen to point out. The ‘boogeyman of NJPW’ had enough of waiting on January 29, and stormed through promotional and political lines to attack KENTA on NJPW STRONG. The next week, KENTA returned the favour on AEW Dynamite, and two Go2Sleeps in two weeks to the US Champion seems to grant the edge in momentum to the challenger.
On February 26 however, a long period of talking comes to a close, and all that’s left is competition for the red and gold. Who emerges as the champion? And in an apparently new era in all of professional wrestling in America, what vision might Friday’s main event victor have for the United States title?
NJPW The New Beginning USA Night Two
- IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship: Jon Moxley (c) vs. KENTA
- Ren Narita vs. Chris Dickinson
- TJP, Clark Connors, The DKC & Kevin Knight vs. Brody King, ACH, Logan Riegel & Sterling Riegel
You can view results from NJPW The New Beginning USA night one by clicking here.
Fightful will have full results from The New Beginning USA night two following the conclusion of the event.