Josh Alexander recently appeared as a guest on the Wrestling Perspective podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.
During the discussion, the IMPACT Wrestling veteran spoke about whether or not he would have any interest in being part of a faction, as well as the reason why he works so many independent wrestling shows.
Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview where “The Walking Weapon” touches on these topics with his thoughts.
On whether or not he would want to be part of a faction: “Absolutely. I have jokingly and half seriously made these comments in passing several times where I see Team Canada 2.0 happening and like I’m ready for this. I think now especially with our roster with guys like Mike Bailey representing Canada, you know, Taya Valkyrie, Canadian, we have all these Canadians in our company, you know, Gisele Shaw. I think that we’re ready to have a Team Canada 2.0. Personally, as a wrestling fan, I was always a fan of stables. When I first discovered wrestling, it was the NWO era, and then it was the DX era. These were like the two hottest things in pro wrestling for me. I think that went right into The Hart Foundation, right to Team Canada when I discovered Impact Wrestling and TNA. I was such a fan. I think there’s a lot of people out there like you and me that are fans of this kind of thing and want to see it. So hopefully, it can happen eventually. I think nostalgia is a great thing with a little twist, but you know, that’s out of my hands. I don’t write the show, but I’ve definitely pushed for it.”
On the reason why he works so many Independent shows: “I’ve had several people from management come to me from the very top all the way down to talent relations and asked me to work less on the Indies. But the freedoms of my contract allow me to do that all on my own. It is half, the more I wrestle, the sharper I feel. So when I do show up to these Impact tapings, and these pay-per-views and stuff, I feel more ready. If I have two weeks off, I feel like I forget how to wrestle for some reason, even though that’s not the case, but that’s how I feel. It’s that and it’s also to me, like, I just think I have this giant Impact bumper sticker on my back, and I’m going around to these Indies. If people can see me wrestle and defend this championship, if they haven’t checked out Impact Wrestling, after they see me wrestle a main event on an Indie against, you know, whatever hometown local guy it is in that town that I’m in, they might tune in to Impact Wrestling. They might check us out and discover not just me, but everybody else we have and how our product is awesome right now and give it a chance. It’s a little bit of both.”
Check out the complete interview at Linktr.ee. H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the above quotes.