IMPACT X-Division Champion Josh Alexander recently spoke with James Walsh of Wrestling Epicenter on a number of topics such as his former tag team partner and current AEW Star Ethan Page. Alexander first talked about his transition from being a tag team wrestler to a singles wrestler as well as if he had any difficulties making the switch.
Alexander said, “No, not at all.” “I’m not going to front – There was nerves! After two years of being very successful in the tag team division, I had to learn on my own two feet – So to speak. You know what I’m saying? There was nerves. But, I knew I had 14 years (in the business) before I joined Impact Wrestling wrestling all over the world in all different promotions against the best wrestlers in the entire world. So, I knew I had plenty of experience as a singles competitor. So, I knew that the second I had a chance to stand on my own two feet in the middle of that ring, I was going to get to show the world that.”
Josh Alexander then talked about if he was nervous that his tag team partner in the North left IMPACT Wrestling and signed with AEW, a partner he won numerous titles with for almost 10 years.
Alexander said, “Yeah.” “But, it was only scary in the sense that opportunities don’t always come along in professional wrestling. So, there is always the uncertainty of them not knowing who is going to make the decisions and when to get an opportunity. I just had to wait my turn."
“Luckily, it came very quickly and I was able to show what I could do. But, initially, going into Hard to Kill, I had a pre-show match with Brian Myers. I didn’t know if someone from management would be watching and say, ‘This Josh has something.’ But, that is what it is all about. Getting an opportunity and trying to hit a home run with it every time.”
Alexander then talked about a possible reunion between himself and his tag partner for 10 years Ethan Page down the line now that AEW and IMPACT have a working relationship, but the timing has to be just right.
Alexander said, “You know, that is the good thing about this ‘Forbidden Door’ business.” “There are just too many dream matches that are out there from a tag team scenario for that not to be left on the table if these companies truly are working together. I think there are a lot of fans that would love to see The North against FTR, The North against the Young Bucks, The North against the Jurassic Express. You want to see all these matches that you could not see in Impact Wrestling when we were a tag team."
“I think it would be a good business decision to have that happen. But, the timing has to be right… Everything has to be right! You just have to keep trucking along and never say never.”
You can check out Josh Alexander's comments in the video below: