Tanahashi goes for US Gold.
After Hiroshi Tanahashi made his first storyline-driven appearance on-screen during AEW Dynamite on July 28, an IWGP United States Championship Match was made official for NJPW Resurgence on Saturday, August 14.
Tanahashi made it clear that he wanted to face the IWGP United States Champion and that he was intrigued by that belt. Now, it is confirmed that he will face Lance Archer in Los Angeles.
Hiroshi Tanahashi vs Lance Archer Official For Resurgence! 【NJoA】
Resurgence set for double main event of title matches
Just before Lance Archer made his first defence of the IWGP US Heavyweight Championship against Hikuleo on Wednesday’s AEW Dynamite, a video from Hiroshi Tanahashi aired, challenging the winner of the bout. Moments later, after Archer successfully defended the title against BULLET CLUB’s Young Gun, a longer video was made public, with Tanahashi declaring that challenge would happen at Resurgence on August 14.
Archer has accepted the challenge, and the match is now official for the Torch at L.A. Coliseum! Archer will face Tanahashi in the second of the night’s double main events, with Jay White defending the NEVER Openweight Championship against David Finlay in double main event one. Also already announced is Alex Coughlin vs Karl Fredericks, and Fred Rosser, Wheeler Yuta and Rocky Romero vs Ren Narita Clark Connors and TJP in six man action.
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