A new match for the IWGP United States title has been announced for NJPW Resurgence.
Hiroshi Tanahashi appeared via video on tonight’s Dynamite, issuing the challenge. In the video, Tanahashi said the US title has a charm to it, and mentioned his other championship accomplishments in the past. But he’s never held the US title, and wants to add that to his championship legacy. After Dynamite ended, the full video was posted to NJPW’s social media, with Tanahashi saying the match would take place at Resurgence at the Torch at the Los Angeles Coliseum.
NJPW's social media later made the match official for August 14. Tanahashi has not appeared in the US since February of 2020, participating in the New Beginning in USA 2020 tour.
Other matches already announced for Resurgence include:
- Jay White vs. David Finlay for the NEVER Openweight title
- Alex Coughlin vs. Karl Fredericks
- Rocky Romero, Fred Rosser, and Wheeler Yuta vs. TJP, Clark Connors, and Ren Narita