The Sacrifice card has come into picture for Impact on Friday, March 24, but there was still one mystery remaining. That case is now closed.
Trey Miguel demanded Director of Authority Santino Marella to line up worthy challengers for the X-Division Championship so that he can cement his legacy in wrestling history. Santino obliged with the tease of a handpicked opponent.
Impact broke the news that Lince Dorado is the man of choice.
BREAKING: @TheTreyMiguel will defend the X-Division Championship against @LuchadorLD at #Sacrifice LIVE on IMPACT Plus THIS FRIDAY from St Clair College in Windsor, ON, Canada!— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) March 20, 2023
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Dorado is a former WWE luchador with the Lucha House Party. He managed to win the WWE 24/7 Championship once and held the title for about 20 seconds. Dorado has since moved on to capture gold in MLW as the current middleweight champion.
Impact and MLW have had a cordial relationship over the past few years with Davey Richards returning as an Impact original and Sami Callihan returning to MLW as a surprise in the Battle Riot match.
The winner won’t have long to celebrate. The X-Division Championship will be defended in a six-way scramble at Multiverse United: Only the STRONG Survive on March 30. The challenger lists includes Rich Swann, Frankie Kazarian, Rocky Romero, Kevin Knight, and Clark Connors. If Dorado wins the title at No Surrender, Trey might jump in to make it a seven-way scramble.
The Sacrifice card runs nine matches deep at the moment:
- Josh Alexander, Rich Swann, & Frankie Kazarian vs. Kushida, Chris Sabin, & Alex Shelley
- Knockouts Championship: Mickie James (c) vs. Jordynne Grace
- X-Division Championship: Trey Miguel (c) vs. Lince Dorado
- Impact World Tag Team Championship: Ace Austin & Chris Bey (c) vs. TMDK (Shane Haste & Bad Dude Tito)
- Impact Digital Media Championship: Joe Hendry (c) vs. Brian Myers
- Busted Open match: Tommy Dreamer vs. Bully Ray
- Deonna Purrazzo vs. Gisele Shaw
- ”Speedball” Mike Bailey vs. Jonathan Gresham
- PCO vs. Kenny King
Sacrifice will stream live on IMPACT Plus, YouTube for IMPACT Ultimate Insiders, and Fite TV.
The card for Multiverse United: Only the STRONG Survive has eight matches:
- Impact World Championship: Josh Alexander (c) vs. Kushida
- Will Ospreay vs. “Speedball” Mike Bailey
- NJPW Strong Openweight Championship: Kenta (c) vs. Minoru Suzuki
- Knockouts Championship: Mickie James (c) vs. Deonna Purrazzo vs. Gisele Shaw vs. Miyu Yamashita
- Impact World Tag Team Championship: Bullet Club (Ace Austin & Chris Bey) (c) vs. Aussie Open (Mark Davis & Kyle Fletcher) vs. TMDK (Shane Haste & Bad Dude Tito) vs. Motor City Machine Guns (Alex Shelley & Chris Sabin)
- X-Division Championship: Trey Miguel (c) vs. Rich Swann vs. Frankie Kazarian vs. Rocky Romero vs. Kevin Knight vs. Clark Connors
- Moose vs. Jeff Cobb
- PCO, Callihan, Fred Rosser, & Alex Coughlin vs. Eddie Edwards, Joe Hendry, Tom Lawlor, & JR Kratos
Multiverse United: Only the STRONG Survive will air on Fite TV.