The current IWGP United States Champion Jon Moxley appeared at NJPW Wrestle Kingdom 15, Night 1, in a pre-taped video package.
Moxley is currently stuck in the US and couldn’t jump ship to Japan to perform for the wrestling promotion. At Wrestle Kingdom 15, Kenta defeated Satoshi Kojima and retained the rights to challenge Moxley for the United States Championship for the future.
NJPW showed Moxley’s promo right before Kenta and Satoshi faced each other. Kenta became the number one contender to the IWGP US Title a few months ago but because of border restrictions, the former AEW World Championship couldn’t make a proper return to the promotion.
However, Moxley did promise fans that he would return soon in New Japan Pro Wrestling.
Kenta vs Jon Moxley is a highly anticipated match and until cross-border travel from the US to Japan is allowed, he can’t defend his title outside of the States.