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Jay White vs. David Finlay set for NJPW Resurgence

NJPW has made their first official match announcement for the Saturday, August 14 Resurgence event in Los Angeles. 

Jay White will defend the NEVER Openweight Championship against David Finlay. Finlay eliminated White in the quarterfinals of the 2021 New Japan Cup in an upset. After defeating Hiroshi Tanahashi to win the NEVER title at Wrestling Dontaku on May 3, White stated that he would like his first defense to be against Finlay.  

Tickets for Resurgence went on sale today. The $299 tier of ringside tickets has sold out, while tickets remain in each of the other five tiers at prices of $39, $59, $79, $99 and $199. The show will be held at The Torch at LA Coliseum, an outdoor concert venue. The event will mark the first ticketed NJPW event in the United States since The New Beginning in USA tour event in Georgia on February 1, 2020. 

FITE TV and NJPW World will broadcast Resurgence live. FITE has been announced as the exclusive English commentary broadcast, while NJPW World will offer Japanese commentary for the show.

Here is the full list of talent advertised for Resurgence: 

  • Jon Moxley
  • Jay White
  • David Finlay
  • Tom Lawlor
  • Doc Gallows 
  • Karl Anderson
  • Juice Robinson 
  • Shota Umino
  • Ren Narita
  • Karl Fredericks
  • Clark Connors
  • Alex Coughlin
  • Hikuleo
  • Fred Rosser
  • Lio Rush
  • Brody King
  • Chris Dickinson
  • TJP
  • JR Kratos