IMPACT Wrestling and New Japan Pro-Wrestling have announced that they will be joining forces for a huge show during WrestleMania week.
The event titled — Multiverse United: Only The STRONG Survive will be held on March 30th at the Globe Theater in Los Angeles. The show will feature many of the biggest stars from both IMPACT and NJPW.
It has already been announced that IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander will be taking on KUSHIDA, while “Speedball” Mike Bailey will meet Will Ospreay. In the press release announcing the event, Baily stated this his clash with the British star will be the match of the year.
“Will Ospreay is the best professional wrestler in the world, after me,” Bailey said. “So, this will be the best professional wrestling match of the year.”
Also confirmed for Multiverse United: NJPW’s Jeff Cobb battles former IMPACT World Champion Moose. IMPACT stars confirmed for the dual promotion spectacle: reigning X Division Champion Trey Miguel, Ace Austin, and Chris Bey, plus most of the Knockouts. NJPW will be represented at Multiverse United by KENTA, Rocky Romero, Minoru Suzuki, Clark Connors, Kevin Knight, Fred Rosser, and many others.
IMPACT Wrestling executive vice-president Scott D’Amore expressed his excitement at putting the show together
“We are very excited for this unique collaborative event that brings together two of the best wrestling companies in the world. Since NJPW returned to AXS TV just over a year ago, we have been looking at ways to expand our working relationship between the two brands. Multiverse United on March 30th at the Globe Theatre in Los Angeles is the first of many exciting collaborations between IMPACT and NJPW.”
IMPACT Wrestling Has A Long History With NJPW
NJPW representative director Takami Ohbari commented:
“New Japan Pro-Wrestling and IMPACT have been a winning combination on AXS TV, and now fans get to see these two companies share the same ring in person. I personally cannot wait to see what arises from this special card, and I can guarantee fans will experience a historic event the likes of which they’ve never seen before.”
IMPACT Wrestling has had a working relationship with NJPW for a number of years going back to 2005 with Samoa Joe squaring off against Jushin Liger.
Tickets for Multiverse United start at $60 and go on sale THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 10, starting at 10am EST. Front-row seats and balcony seats are $350 each – and those prized, limited VIP seats are perk-filled, including an exclusive event t-shirt, commemorative ringside photograph, and more! For tickets, go to highspots.com