IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander recently made an appearance on Busted Open Radio to talk about a number of topics such as how he grew up a fan of IMPACT Wrestling watching their first-ever PPV Event on June 19th, 2002 and how watching the show just blew his mind. Josh Alexander also talked about how IMPACT Wrestling revolutionized the pro wrestling business we see today, especially their early years as well as how after 20 years he is the one holding their World Championship.
Josh Alexander said:
“My whole relationship with pro wrestling, with Impact Wrestling, started with me as a fan on the couch on Wednesday night, June 19, 2002. I bought that first pay-per-view. I remember exactly what I had for dinner and what I was doing right before the pay-per-view started.”
“That very first match, I saw Low Ki, AJ Styles and Jeremy Lynn against the Flying Elvises and it just blew my mind about when I thought pro wrestling was because it was something completely different. They revolutionized the pro wrestling business that we see today, I think, those early early years in IMPACT Wrestling especially.”
“In a roundabout way, 20 years into the future, and for me to be standing here as like the figurehead for the company, holding that World Championship, that 15-year old me that sat on my couch from 2002 would not believe any of this.”
You can check out Josh Alexander's comments at this link. H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the above quotes.