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Lance Archer To Defend IWGP US Title Against Hiroshi Tanahashi At NJPW Resurgence

Hiroshi Tanahashi won’t have to wait too long for his shot at the IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship.

After the New Japan Pro-Wrestling star appeared on AEW Dynamite to state his intent challenge for the gold, it seemed like the champion, Lance Archer would have to go to Japan to face him. Instead, NJPW has announced that Tanahashi will face Archer at the NJPW Resurgence event on August 14.

This show will be held at The Torch at LA Coliseum in Los Angeles, California.

The updated card is as follows:

  • IWGP US Championship: Lance Archer (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
  • NEVER Openweight Championship: Jay White (c) (with Gedo) vs. David Finlay Jr. (with Juice Robinson)
  • Alex Coughlin vs. Karl Fredericks
  • Rocky Romero, Wheeler Yuta and Fred Rosser vs. Ren Narita, Clark Connors and TJP

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