On the July 28th 2021 edition of AEW Dynamite, Jon Moxley cut a promo on NJPW star Hiroshi Tanahashi. Earlier in the show, a video aired of Tanahashi issuing a challenge for the IWGP United States title.
@JonMoxley IS The Forbidden Door.
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) July 29, 2021
During Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer of F4WOnline.com discussed Moxley’s promo and a possible match for Moxley at AEW’s All Out PPV…
“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.” (quote courtesy of WrestleTalk.com)
It now appears that Lance Archer will be defending the IWGP United States title against Hiroshi Tanahashi at NJPW’s Resurgence show on August 14th in Los Angeles.
Now, Tanahashi has revealed a time and place: RESURGENCE: The Torch at L.A. Coliseum!
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) July 29, 2021