NJPW Resurgence 2023

NJPW Resurgence 2023

New Japan Pro Wrestling presented NJPW Resurgence 2023 event, the second event in the Resurgence series, on May 21, 2023. It was also the fifth event from NJPW Strong in the year 2023. The event took place at Walter Pyramid in Long Beach, CA.

Willow Nightingale defeated Mercedes Mone to become the inaugural NJPW Strong Women’s Champion in the final a 4-women tournament. IWGP United States Championship #1 contender tournament continued with the second semifinal between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Will Ospreay.


  • Date: May 21, 2023
  • Start Time: 8 PM ET
  • Location: Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, CA, US


The tickets for NJPW Resurgence is available at Vivid Seats at this link.


  1. The DKC vs. Bateman(Pre-show)
    • Winner: The DKC
  2. Alex Coughlin def. Christopher Daniels(Pre-show)
    • Winner: Alex Coughlin
  3. Barbaro Cavernario & Virus vs TMDK (Bad Dude Tito & Zack Sabre Jr.)
    • Winner: Barbaro Cavernario & Virus
  4. Mercedes Moné vs. Stephanie Vaquer – Semifinal 1 of NJPW Strong Women’s Championship
    • Winner: Mercedes Moné
  5. Willow Nightingale vs. Momo Kohgo – Semifinal 2 of NJPW Strong Women’s Championship
    • Winner: Willow Nightingale
  6. Juice Robinson vs. Fred Rosser – Street Fight
    • Winner: Juice Robinson
  7. KENTA vs. Hikuleo(c)- NJPW Strong Openweight Championship
    • Winner: KENTA
  8. Wheeler Yuta, Shota Umino & Jon Moxley vs CHAOS(Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Tomohiro Ishii)
    • Winner: Wheeler Yuta, Shota Umino & Jon Moxley
  9. Will Ospreay vs Hiroshi Tanahashi – Semifinal of IWGP United States Championship #1 Contender Tournament
    • Winner: Will Ospreay
  10. Willow Nightingale vs Mercedes Moné – Final 1 of NJPW Strong Women’s Championship
    • Winner: Willow Nightingale


NJPW announced a 4-man tournament to find a new #1 contender for IWGP United States Championship. Lance Archer defeated Fred Rosser in semifinal 1 at Collision in Philadelphia. Semifinal 2 was set for this event between Hiroshi Tanahashi and Will Ospreay.

NJPW introduced a new Strong Women’s Championship to be crowned at this event. A 4-women tournament was announced to crown the inaugural champion. Mercedes Moné defeated Stephanie Vaquer in the first semifinal while Willow Nightingale beat Momo Kohgo in the second semifinal. Willow later beat Mone in the final match.

AEW’s Jon Moxley was announced for the show. His opponent is not announced as of now. He was later announced to team up with Shota Umino and Wheeler Yuta to face CHAOS’ Kazuchika Okada, Tomohiro Ishii & Rocky Romero.

Juice Robinson interfered in Fred Rosser’s NJPW Strong Openweight Championship match against KENTA at Battle in the Valley 2023 event and cost him the title. Revenge was be on Rosser’s mind as he faces Robinson in a street fight.

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