New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced that Jon Moxley was unable to appear for his scheduled title defense at the ‘King of Pro Wrestling’ event. The IWGP United States Championship has been declared vacant by NJPW.
Due to travel delays resulting from Typhoon Hagibis, Jon Moxley will be unable to defend the IWGP United States Championship at King of Pro Wrestling.
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) October 14, 2019
New Japan Pro Wrestling released the following statement:
Due to travel delays as a result of this weekend’s Typhoon Hagibis, we regret to announce that Jon Moxley will be unable to appear at Ryogoku Sumo Hall for King of Pro Wrestling on Monday October 14.
As Moxley is unable to wrestle in a scheduled championship defence, he has relinquished the IWGP United States Championship.
In place of the scheduled Jon Moxley versus Juice Robinson No Disqualification match tonight for the United States Championship, a match will be contested for the now vacant title.