Jon Moxley has been stripped of the IWGP United States Championship.
New Japan Pro Wrestling made the announcement Monday citing travel delays caused by this weekend’s Typhoon Hagibis.
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.
Lance Archer defeated Juice Robinson in a No Disqualification Match to capture the vacant IWGP United States Championship at tonight’s King Of Pro Wrestling event.
Lance Archer is the new IWGP United States Champion. pic.twitter.com/ZXbNNYzXts
— HeelByNature.com (@HeelByNatureYT) October 14, 2019
Typhoon Hagibis landed in Japan over the weekend, dropping more than 35 inches of rain in some regions. New Japan Pro Wrestling’s dojo was also affected by the Typhoon, with parts of the facility flooded.