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Impact Live Review (Sort of) 30/3/23

A live episode of Impact Review - a hype show for Multiverse United

This is not my usual Impact Review. This is a Live episode of Impact, discussing the upcoming crossover PPV between Impact and NJPW Multiverse United: Only the STRONG Survive. There are 2 Never Before Seen matches on this episode and one match from NJPW Resurgence 2021.

Tom Hannifan and Matthew Rehwoldt are Live in Anthem’s LA Studio. We get a rundown of the card for Multiverse United (don’t worry, I shall be doing a review of that). The men are joined first by Santino Marella. Hannifan, Rehwoldt and their guests are here to give their expert analysis on Multiverse United and some never before seen matches on AXS TV.

The men discuss the upcoming Dream Match between Speedball Mike Bailey vs Hiroshi Tanahashi. We then see footage from NJPW Resurgence 2021 between Lance Archer and Hiroshi Tanahashi for the IWGP United States Heavyweight Title.

Gia Miller interviews Rocky Romero and discusses the upcoming Six-Way Scramble Match for the X-Division Championship.

The men discuss the NJPW STRONG Openweight Title Match between KENTA and Minoru Suzuki. Marella believes KENTA will retain his title.

Fred Rosser joins Hannifan & Rehwoldt. They discuss the 8-Man tag match he is involved in at Multiverse United.

A replay of March 2nd 2023, Bullet Club (Ace Austin & Chris Bey) defeating Motor City Machine Guns (Chris Sabin & Alex Shelley) for the Impact World Tag Team Championship. At Multiverse United, Bullet Club out those titles on the line against MCMG’s, Aussie Open (Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher) and TMDK (Shane Haste & Bad Dude Tito).

Jody Threat arrives at Impact next week.

Mickie James joins Hannifan and Rehwoldt. Mickie is heartbroken that she is unable to defend her Knockouts World Title. So, at Multiverse United there will be a 4-Way match between Masha Slamovich, Deonna Purrazzo, Gisele Shaw and Miyu Yamashita and the winner will go on to Rebellion to face Jordynne Grace. If Mickie is able to compete, that match will be a triple threat match for the Knockouts World Title, if Mickie is unable to compete, that match will be a singles match for the Knockouts World Title.

The 1st ever all Knockouts Cover Edition of Pro Wrestling Illustrated is available (digitally from today and in print from the 18th April). Huge congratulations to all the women involved in this.

Our first Never Before Seen Match – Miya Yamashita vs Killer Kelly