Jon Moxley relinquished the IWGP US title last night due to travel issues related to Typhoon Hagibis … and it lead to Lance Archer becoming the new champ.
The match came about after NJPW revealed Moxley was unable to make it to the their King of Pro-Wrestling event, therefore the US belt was declared vacant and Lance Archer would take his place in the title match against Juice Robinson.
Archer was ultimately victorious following a brutal battle that saw him him finish the match by smashing Juice’s head into a stack of chairs, then locking in the EBD Claw to get the pinfall victory.
After the match was over, Lance continued to beatdown his opponent. This prompted the return of David Finlay, who had been out of action with a shoulder injury. Finlay attacked Archer and landed an Acid Drop causing the new US champ to retreat.
Watch the end of the match in the two clips below.
KING OF PRO-WRESTLING 両国大会！
NO DQマッチとなった、第7代IWGP USヘビー級王座決定戦！ 王者返り咲きを狙うジュース・ロビンソンと初戴冠を狙う@LanceHoyt がリング上で激しい攻防を繰り広げる！
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— njpwworld (@njpwworld) October 14, 2019
Congratulating @LanceHoyt on winning his first singles title in #njpw at #njkopw. You deserve it bro, you're the best! #iwgpunitedstateschampionship #lancearcher #lancehoyt #NJPW pic.twitter.com/GM3jf4gP50
— Too Sweet Magazine (@toosweetzine) October 14, 2019