Ahead of his challenge of Impact World Champion Josh Alexander at Saturday's Under Siege, NJPW star Tomohiro Ishii will take on Steve Maclin on Thursday's Impact on AXS TV.
Ishii was the surprise challenger revealed at the end of last Thursday's show that would challenge the winner of the Alexander vs. Moose rematch. Earlier in the broadcast, Maclin felt he like should be in line for a title shot himself and bristled at the fact he wasn't the one to take on Alexander.
This will be Ishii's third match in the company since April as he has wins over JONAH and Eddie Edwards in that time. It will also be his first match on Impact TV.
The show will also feature Bullet Club's Jay White & Chris Bey against Rich Swann & Willie Mack, made during the following backstage segment released Monday:
Thursday's show will be the go-home edition for Saturday's Under Siege event on Impact Plus.
Here's the current lineup:
- PCO vs. JONAH Monster's Ball match
- X-Division Champion Ace Austin defends against Rocky Romero
- W. Morrissey vs. Brian Myers in a tables match
- Steve Maclin vs. Tomohiro Ishii
- Jay White & Chris Bey vs. Rich Swann & Willie Mack