Both Impact Wrestling & New Japan Pro-Wrestling have announce that they will run a co-produced show, called Multiverse United, in Los Angeles before WrestleMania weekend.
The show will take place on the Thursday night, March 30, at the Globe Theater in Los Angeles with wrestlers from both promotions taking each other on.
Using the tagline “The STRONG Survive” as a play on NJPW Strong, the company’s weekly US based show, the event will air live on pay-per-view on fite.tv, starting at 8 PM PST.
Two matches will headline the show, first, Impact World Champion Josh Alexander will step into the ring at against KUSHIDA, while “Speedball” Mike Bailey battles Will Ospreay in the co-main event.
The Bailey-Ospreay battle is their fifth-ever one-on-one contest and the first since August 2022, with their first-ever back in 2015. “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.”
Alexander is the longest-reigning Impact World Champion and also was half of the decorated tag-team The North that is the longest-reigning Impact World Tag Team Champions. KUSHIDA is a 6-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Champion and a 2-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champion (with Time Splitters teammate Alex Shelley). KUSHIDA is a 2-time winner of the prestigious Best of the Super Juniors tournament.
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.
“We are very excited for this unique collaborative event that brings together two of the best wrestling companies in the world,” said Impact Wrestling executive vice-president Scott D’Amore. “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.”
Tickets for Multiverse United start at $60 and are on-sale now. Front-row seats and the coveted 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.
Globe Theatre is also conveniently located near hotels and restaurants in downtown LA, and close to the action happening later that weekend.