NJPW STRONG Women’s Championship belt revealed at Resurgence Presser

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The NJPW STRONG Women’s Championship, which will be won for the first time at Sunday’s Resurgence event, has been unveiled.

The belt was revealed during a press conference as Momo Kohgo and Willow Nightingale appeared to promote the one-night tournament that will take place at the event in Long Beach, CA.

Kohgo and Nightingale make up one of the semi-finals for the title, with Mercedes Moné and Stephanie Vaquer comprising the other side of the bracket. Moné and Vaquer were not present at the press conference.

The winners of each match will wrestle again to determine the inaugural champion.

The presser also included appearances by the contenders for the NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship, Hikuleo and KENTA.

Will Ospreay and Hiroshi Tanahashi were also on hand to promote the IWGP United States Title No. 1 Contender tournament. The winner of that match will face Lance Archer at NJPW Dominion on June 4th, with the eventual victor going on to challenge Kenny Omega for the title.

NJPW Resurgence Card — Walter Pyramid, Long Beach, CA

  • NJPW STRONG Women’s Championship Final: Mercedes Moné or Stephanie Vaquer vs. Momo Kohgo or Willow Nightingale
  • IWGP United States Heavyweight Championship No. 1 Contender’s Tournament: Will Ospreay vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi 
  • Kazuchika Okada, Rocky Romero & Tomohiro Ishii vs. Jon Moxley, Wheeler Yuta & Shota Umino 
  • NJPW STRONG Openweight Championship: Hikuleo (c) vs. KENTA 
  • Street Fight: Juice Robinson vs. Fred Rosser
  • TMDK (Bad Dude Tito & Zack Sabre Jr) vs. Bárbaro Cavernario & Virus 
  • NJPW STRONG Women’s Championship Tournament Semi-Final: Momo Kohgo vs. Willow Nightingale
  • NJPW STRONG Women’s Championship Tournament Semi-Final: Mercedes Moné vs. Stephanie Vaquer
  • Alex Coughlin vs. Christopher Daniels
  • The DKC vs. Bateman

Bruce Lord and Karen Peterson will co-host a NJPW Resurgence review on Sunday night for members of the POST Wrestling Café.

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