A first-time one-on-one match.
Former IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander had to relinquish his title due to a triceps injury that required surgery.
Alexander was scheduled to defend against KUSHIDA at IMPACT x NJPW Multiverse United but Lio Rush is now going to be taking that vacant slot against KUSHIDA.
As previously reported by @impactwrestling, Josh Alexander is out of his match with KUSHIDA at Multiverse United due to a triceps injury.
In his place Thursday night will be @IamLioRush!https://t.co/OwFDiWpMqG #NJPWxIMPACT pic.twitter.com/xIASseuGgS
— NJPW Global (@njpwglobal) March 29, 2023
At IMPACT’s Rebellion pay-per-view in April, KUSHIDA and Steve Maclin are going to clash for the vacant IMPACT World Championship.
Rush is coming off a title opportunity of his own as he challenged Hiromu Takahashi for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Title on the New Japan Cup Final show.