The opener goes down from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas on Saturday, July 6. Moxley will also miss the press conference the night before. He will not compete until July 13 in Japan, as Moxley is in the B block of the tournament. Below is NJPW’s official announcement:
Jon Moxley to Miss G1 Opener, Press Conference
Jon Moxley has been confirmed as a participant of G1 CLIMAX 29. Unfortunately, Moxley will miss the G1 CLIMAX 29 Opening Day taking place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, TX on July 6, 2019.
Additionally, he will not be in attendance at the G1 CLIMAX 29 Press Conference taking place on July 5, 2019.
Moxley will join the G1 tour on July 13 in Tokyo.
We apologise to fans who were looking forward to seeing Moxley in Dallas, and appreciate your understanding.
Wrestling Observer Radio‘s Dave Meltzer noted Moxley is missing the opening night due to his contractual status with All Elite Wrestling (AEW). Part of the agreement that allows Moxley to work NJPW shows is that he can’t work under the promotion’s banners within the United States. AEW owns Moxley’s U.S. rights.