Lio Rush to face KUSHIDA at NJPW x IMPACT Multiverse United

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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! #NJPWxIMPACT

— 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.

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