The lineup begins to fill up for NJPW Resurgence.
NJPW announced Alex Coughlin vs. Karl Fredericks and a six-man tag team bout pitting Fred Rosser, Wheeler Yuta & Rocky Romero against Ren Narita, Clark Connors & TJP for NJPW Resurgence.
It was also announced that Matt Morris (formerly Aiden English) will provide commentary for the event.
The first official match on the main card at Resurgence will see Alex Coughlin’s Open Challenge Series continue. With his LA Dojo contemporaries Karl Fredericks and Clark Connors already having graduated, Coughlin has thrown out open challenges to show himself worthy of the same treatment. Hard fought bouts with PJ Black and Josh Alexander have followed, but now he takes on his peer in the Alpha Wolf. Some months ago, it was after a match with Fredericks that Clark Connors tapped into his new Wild Rhino persona and officially moved past his black trunks trainee status. Will this match be similarly transformative for Alex Coughlin?
Also confirmed for Resurgence, six man action will see Rocky Romero, Fred Rosser and Wheeler Yuta team up to take on Ren Narita, Clark Connor and TJP. This past week on STRONG, Narita pinned Yuta with Narita Special #4 to advance he and Yuji Nagata into round two of Tag Team Turbulence, and this is a chance for Yuta to get some vengeance. Clark Connors and TJP also exited the tournament at the hands of the Good Brothers, and some miscommunication; will they be on the same page at the Torch? They’ll need to be in the face of a fired up Rocky Romero who may be half of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions, and Fred Rosser, who’s amped up to finally wrestle in front of a live NJPW crowd!
NJPW Resurgence is scheduled for August 14 at the Torch at L.A. Coliseum. Previously announced for the event was a NEVER Openweight Title bout pitting champion Jay White against challenger David Finlay. NJPW Resurgence is the first NJPW USA show with fans since the New Beginning in the USA tour in January and February 2020.
Here is the current lineup for NJPW Resurgence:
NJPW Resurgence - August 14
- NEVER Openweight Championship: Jay White (c) vs. David Finlay
- Alex Coughlin vs. Karl Fredericks
- Fred Rosser, Wheeler Yuta & Rocky Romero vs. Ren Narita, Clark Connors & TJP
Fightful will have coverage of NJPW Resurgence on August 14.