New Japan Pro Wrestling has announced that Lio Rush will replace Josh Alexander at the upcoming Impact x NJPW Multiverse United crossover event.
As we previously reported here on eWn, Alexander had to undergo surgery for a torn triceps, and Rush will now step in to face KUSHIDA on the March 30th show.
You can check out the official announcement below:
“Lio Rush takes the place of Josh Alexander for KUSHIDA 3/30! 【NJoA】
Bad Child replaces Walking Weapon at Multiverse United
As reported by IMPACT Wrestling over the weekend, IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander has undergone surgery for a torn tricep, an injury that has necessitated him to vacate his title, and for his planned match with KUSHIDA at Multiverse United this Thursday March 30 to be cancelled.
KUSHIDA will go on to compete for the vacated title against Steve Maclin at IMPACT’s Rebellion event on April 16. Before that though, he has an incredible replacement for Multiverse in the form of Lio Rush! After falling just short of the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship in an incredible bout with Hiromu Takahashi at the New Japan Cup final, Rush will look to bounce right back to top title contention, and could do just that Thursday. Or might it be KUSHIDA, for whom fate took away an IWGP Junior Heavyweight Championship chance last autumn, rocketing himself to the front of the line for the winner of Robbie Eagles and Hiromu at Sakura Genesis? Find out live on FITE!”
Coming out of this week’s episode of NWA Powerrr, we now have the updated card for next month’s NWA 312 pay-per-view event. You can check that out below:
* NWA World’s Heavyweight Championship Match: Tyrus vs. Chris Adonis
* NWA World Women’s Championship Match: Kamille vs. La Rosa Negra
* NWA National Heavyweight Championship Match: Cyon vs. EC3
* NWA Women’s Television Championship Tournament Finals: Kenzie Page vs. TBD
* NWA World Women’s Tag Team Championship Match: Madi Wrenkowski & Missa Kate vs. Pretty Empowered
* NWA World Tag Team Championship Match: La Rebellion vs. Magnum Muscle
* NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Championship Match: Kerry Morton vs. Joe Alonzo
* NWA United States Tag Team Championship Match: Country Gentlemen vs. Jax Dane & Blake Troop
The matches for the NWA World Jr. Heavyweight Championship and NWA Tag Team Championships were announced on Tuesday’s show.
MLW has announced that 1 Called Manders will clash with Ricky Shane Page on next week’s episode of Underground on REELZ.
MLW also confirmed that Lio Rush will also be appearing, though it was not said whether he will compete or not.