AEW’s Fyter Fest has seen the company put on two weeks of top notch television over the last couple of Wednesday nights. The double header was capped on July 21st in an insane bout that saw Lance Archer defeat Jon Moxley to snare the IWGP United States Championship in a main event Texas Deathmatch.
The bout was set up last week when Archer challenged Moxley, who had defeated him for the belt back in January 2020.
The match was every bit as brutal as we would have expected, seeing liberal use of a fork amongst other weapons. The finish came after Archer reversed a Paradigm Shift attempt and slammed Moxley through two barbed wire covered tables, rendering him unable to beat the referee’s count.
Immediately after the match, Bullet Club member Hikuleo, who had been sitting ringside, got in the ring to challenge Archer to a title match that will now take place as part of an absolutely stacked card on AEW’s Fight For The Fallen special next week.
The title change marks the first time a NJPW sanctioned championship has changed hands on AEW programming.