New Japan returning to U.S. with Resurgence event, Moxley set to appear

By Sean Radican, PWTorch Columnist (Twitter: @SR_Torch)


New Japan will hold a live event in the U.S. in front of fans for the first time in 18 months.

The company announced today that Resurgence will take place on Aug. 14 at The Torch at L.A. Coliseum in Los Angeles, Calif. The Torch is an open air venue.

The show will begin at 5 p.m. ET and air live on Fite.TV with English commentary in the U.S. as well as live on NJPW World with Japanese commentary.

Talent announced so far for Resurgence includes IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley, NEVER Openweight Champion ‘Switchblade’ Jay White, Strong Openweight Champion ‘Tom Lawlor The Good Brothers (Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson). FinJuice (Juice Robinson & David Finlay), Shota Umino, Ren Narita, Karl Fredericks, Clark Connors, Alex Coughlin, Hikuleo, Fred Rosser, Lio Rush, Brody King, Chris Dickinson, T.J.P, and J.R. Kratos.

Tickets start at $39 and go on sale on June 30 at 1 p.m. ET.

You can read NJPW’s entire press release below:

NJPW fans in the US welcomed back to live action. This represents the return of fans to NJPW events in the US for the first time since ‘New Beginning in the USA’ in February 2020.

Hosted at The Torch at L.A. Coliseum, ‘Resurgence’ will take place in the open air and in the shadow of the famed Olympic venue, presenting a unique atmosphere appropriately rich in sporting heritage. A roster of names befitting of the iconic setting will be in action, with IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion Jon Moxley, NEVER Openweight Champion Jay White and STRONG Openweight Champion, former UFC competitor ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor leading the charge, along with the popular breakout stars of NJPW STRONG and rising Japanese names Ren Narita and Shota Umino, who makes his first appearance at an NJPW event since September 2019.

Tickets for ‘Resurgence’ will go on sale on Wednesday June 30 at 10AM PDT, starting at just $39. New Japan Pro-Wrestling have been staging events with fans in attendance in Japan since July 11 2020, all with the safety of fans, staff and wrestlers taken as top priority. As a result and to prevent the spread of COVID-19, masks will be required during the event when not eating or drinking.

For those not in attendance, ‘Resurgence’ will be available with English commentary as a live, timed exclusive pay-per-view presentation on FITE ( Live coverage with Japanese commentary on streaming subscription service NJPW World ( is also planned.


August 14, 2021・The Torch at L.A. Coliseum
Doors: 7PM PDT Start: 8PM PDT

3911 S. Figueroa St. Los Angeles, CA 90037

Ticket on sale: Wednesday, June 30 at 10AM PDT

P6: $39

P5: $59

P4: $79

P3: $99

P2: $199

P1 (premium ringside): $299

*Attendees will be asked to wear a mask during the event when not eating or drinking.

* Sales price includes tax
* Other fees such as service/processing fees will be charged
* Please be advised that event-day tickets may sell out early. Thank you for your understanding.

Participating wrestlers

IWGP United States Heavyweight Champion: ‘Death Rider’ Jon Moxley

NEVER Openweight Champion: ‘Switchblade’ Jay White

STRONG Openweight Champion: ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor

‘The Good Brothers’ Doc Gallows & Karl Anderson

‘FinJuice’ Juice Robinson & David Finlay

Shota Umino

Ren Narita

‘Alpha Wolf’ Karl Fredericks

‘Wild Rhino’ Clark Connors

Alex Coughlin

‘Young Gun’ Hikuleo

‘Mr. No Days Off’ Fred Rosser

‘Man of the Hour’ Lio Rush

‘Big Bad’ Brody King

‘Dirty Daddy’ Chris Dickinson

‘Fil-Am Flash’ TJP

‘Most Feared’ JR Kratos

*Subject to change. More names and full match card TBA.

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