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Tomohiro Ishii To Challenge For World Title At IMPACT Under Siege

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IMPACT Wrestling’s next streaming event will be Under Siege in a little over a week on May 7. Following tonight’s episode of IMPACT on AXS, several matches have been confirmed including Mark and Jay Briscoe receiving a tag team title opportunity after defeating Rhino and Heath. In the main event of the upcoming streaming special, Josh Alexander will defend his World Championship against Tomohiro Ishii.

IMPACT Wrestling issued the following:

IMPACT Wrestling is Under Siege LIVE May 7th from the Promowest Pavilion at Ovation in the Greater Cincinnati Area (Newport, KY) streaming on IMPACT Plus and YouTube for IMPACT Ultimate Insiders! Tickets are on-sale now at AXS.com.

A six-month roller coaster for Josh Alexander culminated at Rebellion when he triumphed over Moose to reclaim the IMPACT World Championship. Just days later on IMPACT!, Alexander solidified his dominance by defeating Moose in a heated rematch. But moments after the bell, Alexander was confronted by his next title challenger, an opponent hand-picked by IMPACT Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore – Tomohiro Ishii. Following Ishii’s Rebellion victory over JONAH, the NJPW legend now has his sights set on capturing the gold. At Under Siege, it’s the “Walking Weapon” vs the “Stone Pitbull” and only one can leave with the IMPACT World Title!

When The Briscoes returned on the first IMPACT! after Rebellion, they wasted no time making their intentions clear: they’re coming for the IMPACT World Tag Team Championship. Following a match that saw The Briscoes defeat Heath & Rhino, the title showdown was made official for Under Siege. After overcoming the odds to retain their titles in the 8 Team Elimination Challenge at Rebellion, the title reign of Violent By Design is in serious jeopardy against one of the most decorated tag teams in pro wrestling history!

At Rebellion, Taya Valkyrie knocked off Deonna Purrazzo to reclaim the title she never lost, the AAA Reina de Reinas Championship. During an emotional address on IMPACT!, Valkyrie was blindsided by the former “Champ Champ”, leading to a huge title rematch at Under Siege. Will history repeat itself when Valkyrie and Purrazzo square off once again? Or will we see Purrazzo usher in a new “Age of the Virtuosa”?

The war between Bullet Club and Honor No More is set to explode when the two teams meet in a 5-on-5 tag team match at Under Siege. At Rebellion, Honor No More dealt a blow to the Bullet Club when Eddie Edwards toppled Chris Bey while Matt Taven and Mike Bennett defeated The Good Brothers in the 8 Team Elimination Challenge. Can the Bullet Club bounce back when Jay White leads The Good Brothers, Chris Bey and the returning El Phantasmo into battle against Eddie Edwards, Matt Taven, Mike Bennett, Kenny King and Vincent?

Tasha Steelz and Savannah Evans pulled out all the stops in order to ensure that Steelz defeated Rosemary to retain the Knockouts World Title at Rebellion, including provoking Havok to the point where she was ejected from ringside. Just days later on IMPACT!, Havok and Rosemary would gain a measure of revenge when they defeated Steelz and Evans in tag team competition. Now Havok has a chance to bring the Knockouts World Title home to Decay when she challenges Steelz at Under Siege!

Here’s the full card so far

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