As some of you may know, Jon Moxley teamed up with Chris Dickenson during the May 7th edition of NJPW Strong as the duo defeated the team of Yuji Nagata and Ren Nartia.
Originally, the plan was for Moxley to defend the IWGP United States Championship against Nagata on NJPW Strong, but AEW President Tony Khan stepped in and wanted to have the match on Dynamite (which is what exactly happened).
Young Lion Shota Umino, Moxley’s protégé in NJPW, was originally going to be the tag-team partner for Moxley. Moxley unfortunately suffered an injury and was unable to compete in the match. Therefore, Umino was his chosen replacement at the request of Moxley himself.
Moxley would go on to defend his IWGP US title against Yuji Nagata on AEW Dynamite.