New Japan Pro Wrestling will be returning to New York City.
The promotion announced at this past Sunday's New Beginning In Osaka pay per view that on August 22nd, they will running the historic Madison Square Garden venue, marking the second time in two years that NJPW has had a show at MSG. Last year's event set was a co-promoted show along with Ring of Honor, and sold-out 30 minutes from when tickets went on sale.
A big question for NJPW is whether top American stars Chris Jericho and Jon Moxley would be able to work the USA event. According to the Wrestling Observer, Jericho and Moxley will still be under contract to NJPW in August, but won't be be able to appear due to their contracts with AEW. Reports are that the one stipulation from AEW was that they could not work any dates in America, and without a working agreement between the two companies and appearance would be unlikely.
Jon Moxley is currently NJPW's IWGP United States champion, and is set to challenge Jericho for the AEW title at the February 29th Revolution pay per view in Chicago. NJPW did acknowledge Jericho as the AEW champion during last month's WrestleKingdom 14, where he defeated Hiroshi Tanahashi in a dream match.