Impact and NJPW are joining forces once again for Multiverse United 2: For Whom the Bell Tolls in Philadelphia, PA on August 20. The headliner is set with Alex Shelley defending the Impact World Championship against Hiroshi Tanahashi. Now, both companies have added more stars to fill out the card.
Impact and NJPW are combining the X-Division with the junior heavyweight division for a 7-man scramble match. Chris Sabin, Frankie Kazarian, and Rich Swann will represent Impact. NJPW is sending El Desperado, MAO, BUSHI and Kevin Knight to participate in the contest. In Impact parlance, a scramble match is a massive multi-person singles bout, like an expanded four-way. The only stakes at the moment appear to be bragging rights.
BREAKING: @xinomaox, @ElDesperado5, @SuperChrisSabin, @BUSHI_njpw, @FrankieKazarian, @Jet2Flyy and Rich Swann will face off in a Jr Heavyweight/X-Division Scramble match on August 20 at #MultiverseUnited2 from the 2300 Arena in Philly.— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) August 11, 2023
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Sami Callihan is in the Multiverse United mix clashing with DOUKI. There’s no real story here. It’s just a unique first-time matchup for the sake of competition.
BREAKING: @DoukiPerros will face @TheSamiCallihan on August 20 at #MultiverseUnited2 LIVE exclusively on @FiteTV from the 2300 Arena in Philadelphia, PA. @njpwglobal— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) August 8, 2023
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The lineup for Multiverse United 2: For Whom the Bell Tolls on August 20 currently includes:
- Impact World Championship: Alex Shelley (c) vs. Hiroshi Tanahashi
- Lio Rush & Trey Miguel vs. Hiromu Takahashi & “Speedball” Mike Bailey
- Moose & Eddie Edwards vs. Zack Sabre Jr. & Shane Haste
- Deonna Purrazzo vs. TBA
- Sami Callihan vs. DOUKI
- Scramble match: Chris Sabin vs. Frankie Kazarian vs. Rich Swann vs. El Desperado vs. MAO vs. BUSHI vs. Kevin Knight
The show will air live for streaming through Fite TV.
How does the Multiverse United 2 card stack up now?