Jon Moxley defeated Juice Robinson for the IWGP United States championship today at the finals of the Best of the Super Juniors 26 tournament. Moxley was wrestling in his first match for the promotion after being revealed as the mystery person behind the “Time’s Up” videos targetting Juice Robinson.
“Death Rider” Jon Moxley delivered two double-arm DDTs to get the victory.
Moxley enters the 6th reign in the championship’s lineage and is the 5th person to win the title. Robinson is the only former champion to have won the title twice.
Jon Moxley is the new IWGP US Heavyweight Champion! #njbosj #njpw pic.twitter.com/JGpz1aTcj8
— wweultimatefan (@wweultimatefan6) June 5, 2019
IWGP United States Championship Statistics
- Juice Robinson – 2x champion, 3 title defenses, 237 days as champion.
- Kenny Omega – 1x champion, 4 title defenses, 210 days as champion.
- Jay White – 1x champion, 3 title defenses, 160 days as champion.
- Cody – 1x champion, 0 title defenses, 96 days as champion.
NJPW GM Clarifies Jon Moxley Contract Status
Moxley’s deal with New Japan was made independently of his deal with AEW.
“New Japan and Jon Moxley came to terms on an agreement some time ago, completely independently of All Elite,” NJPW GM Michael Craven said in a statement to SI.com’s Justin Barrasso. “Our understanding is that he is free to wrestle in Japan. We wish AEW well, but have no working relationship as of now.”