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Hiroshi Tanahashi wins IWGP US Championship at NJPW Resurgence


Hiroshi Tanahashi has now won every major heavyweight title in NJPW history. 

Tanahashi defeated Lance Archer to win the IWGP United States Championship in the main event of NJPW Resurgence Saturday night to claim the title for the first time. 

Tanahashi used two High Fly Flows to put Archer away in 19:26 and claim the US title. Following the match, Archer asked Tanahashi to give him a rematch in AEW. Tanahashi appeared to accept the proposition, but no date was announced for the potential AEW debut of Tanahashi. 

Jon Moxley sat ringside for the Archer vs. Tanahashi main event. Moxley is a former two-time IWGP US Champion. His most recent reign with the title ended on the July 21 edition of AEW Dynamite, where he lost to Archer in a Texas death match. 

The victory adds the US title to a list of championship wins that includes eight IWGP Heavyweight Championships, two IWGP Intercontinental Championships, a NEVER Openweight Championship, three IWGP Heavyweight Tag Team Championships, three G1 Climax tournament victories, two New Japan Cups, plus three NEVER Openweight Six-Man Tag Team title reigns.