Jon Moxley Comments on the Future of His NJPW Career
Japanese sports newspaper Nikkan Sports held a recent interview with Jon Moxley and one of the topics discussed included the future of his career in New Japan Pro Wrestling following the end of this year’s G1 Climax tournament.
“Fortunately, there is no problem in fighting in New Japan while belonging to an American organization (AEW). In the future, I can always show up in Japan.”
Moxley also stated that the main reason he decided to work for New Japan Pro Wrestling was due to him wanting to go in a new direction for his career that focused more on actual wrestling and not WWE style sports entertainment.
“I wanted serious professional wrestling, not entertainment that played crappy characters. I knew that was my origin and that Japanese wrestling was such a serious place. At the time of WWE, I went to the place told by the company and fought as I was told. Same as chained. Now it ’s my freedom to do anything. You can fight, get experience, knowledge and enjoy life all over the world.”
Translation via PostWrestling.com.
NJPW G1 Climax 2019 tournament Night 15 Results and Night 16 Card
NJPW G1 Climax 2019 tournament Night 15 quick match results:
- G1 Climax 2019 match – SANADA defeated Lance Archer via pinfall (10:28)
- G1 Climax 2019 match – Bad Luck Fale defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi via pinfall (9:58)
- G1 Climax 2019 match – Will Ospreay defeated KENTA via pinfall (16:33)
- G1 Climax 2019 match – Kota Ibushi defeated Zack Sabre Jr. via pinfall (15:46)
- G1 Climax 2019 match – Kazuchika Okada defeated EVIL via pinfall (27:00)
Here is the partial card for NJPW G1 Climax 2019 tournament Night 16, which takes place this Thursday at the Yokohama Cultural Gymnasium in Kanagawa, Japan. Night 16 airs live on New Japan World starting at 5:30AM EST.
- G1 Climax 2019 match – Toru Yano vs. Taichi
- G1 Climax 2019 match – Jeff Cobb vs. Tetsuya Naito
- G1 Climax 2019 match – Hirooki Goto vs. Jon Moxley
- G1 Climax 2019 match – Juice Robinson vs. Jay White
- G1 Climax 2019 match – Tomohiro Ishii vs. Shingo Takagi
Misc. Wrestling News & Notes
PAC reportedly suffered a groin injury during a recent show for TNT Extreme Wrestling in the United Kingdom, according to Fightful. The severity of his injury was not revealed nor is it currently known if it will affect his upcoming scheduled indie bookings.
Pro Wrestling Guerrilla announced that Penta El Zero M (Pentagon Jr.) is the twenty-third official entrant for their Battle of Los Angeles tournament, which takes place from September 19-22 in Los Angeles, California.
DEFY Wrestling announced a new match for the card of their Defyance Forever event on August 23rd in Tacoma, Washington:
– Brian Pillman Jr & Amerikan Gunz (Ethan HD & Mike Santiago) vs. Jushin Thunder Liger, Karl Fredericks, & Alex Coughlin
ROH announced another a new match for the card of their Summer Supercard event on August 9th in Toronto, Canada:
– PJ Black vs. Slias Young