They don’t call it Dynamite for nothing.
AEW’s weekly show continues to prove why it’s one of the best wrestling programs.
Last night’s episode proved to be another hit, and the ending has created huge buzz in the wrestling community.
Following his loss in the six-man tag match, Jon Moxley was prepared to unleash a post match attack on Kenny Omega.
However, it would be Moxley, who’d be on the receiving end of an attack from a masked assailant.
The attacker would then be revealed as NJPW star Kenta.
Kenta Wants Moxley
For the past several months, a feud has been brewing between Kenta and Moxley.
The source of their is because of the IWGP United States Championship, a title currently held by Moxley.
In August 2020, Kenta won a tournament in which he earned championship opportunity for Mox’s belt.
However, due to travel restrictions due to the pandemic, Mox wasn’t able to go to Japan. But that didn’t stop Kenta from continuing their feud.
The star often called out Moxley via Twitter asking when he’s going to step up to the challenge.
The Championship Match Is Set
The Kenta and Moxley championship match that fans have been waiting for is finally happening.
On the January 29th episode of NJPW Strong, Moxley made an appearance to attack Kenta and set up their match.
Moxley will defend his championship on February 26th at the New Beginning PPV.
However, the match won’t be taking place in Japan, but in Los Angeles, where NJPW Strong is filmed.
Moxley having a NJPW match in the United States is huge because his AEW contract was said to prohibit him from working NJPW shows in the US.
The Forbidden Door Is Open
Following Mox’s attack on Kenta, the NJPW star decided to return the favor.
As see on last night’s episode of Dynamite, Kenta made it clear that he was going to be a tough opponent for Moxley.
Kenta’s appearance created a lot of excitement, and discussion on whether there’s a working relationship between AEW and NJPW.
AEW founder Tony Khan said he was open to working with NJPW. Although, NJPW also expressed interest in a partnership, nothing came to fruition.
According to numerous reports, a deal has been made between the two promotions. The pandemic along with NJPW wanting Moxley to continue wrestling for them is what led to the partnership with AEW.
More AEW And NJPW Crossovers In The Works
The partnership between AEW and NJPW has already started thanks to Kenta and Jon Moxley.
On next week’s Dynamite, Kenta will team with Kenny Omega in a tag match against Moxley and Lance Archer in a Falls Count Anywhere match.
Aside from Moxley and Kenta, there’s the potential for more crossovers in the future.
Omega, Chris Jericho, The Young Bucks, and Cody Rhodes have worked with NJPW in the past. So it’s possible some old NJPW adversaries could come to shake things up in AEW.
With working partnerships with NJPW and Impact Wrestling, AEW is setting the wrestlng world on fire.