NJPW star Hiroshi Tanahashi appeared via video on tonight’s AEW Dynamite: Fight for the Fallen.
Tanahashi said he’s won many championships in his career, but the IWGP US Championship has thus eluded him.
Tanahashi said the winner of tonight’s match between the current champion, Lance Archer, and NJPW star Hikuleo will face him next. A date has yet to be announced, however the match will take place in Japan. Archer won the title last week in a Texas Deathmatch against Jon Moxley.
UPDATE: Archer won tonight’s match and commentary noted he’ll travel to NJPW so Tanahashi can challenge for the title. No word on when that will happen.
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You can check out Tanahashi’s appearance below:
A new challenger has emerged! @njpw1972 ace Hiroshi Tanahashi (@tanahashi1_100) will challenge the winner of tonight’s #IWGP US Title match between @LanceHoyt and @Hiku_Leo.@njpwglobal @njpwworld @njpw1972 pic.twitter.com/VPj1YMgffD
— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) July 29, 2021