Many pro wrestlers start out their careers with dreams of WrestleMania’s bright lights. The grandest stage of them all can’t be in everyone’s future, and Josh Alexander had a different outlook of his career.
Wrestling Perspective Podcast recently spoke to the current X-Division Champion. Alexander said that he’s never had that Mania dream. It wasn’t until he saw guys with different body types who aren’t Batista and Randy Orton make it that he got the idea that it was attainable.
“I never had that [dream], like, ‘I want to main event WrestleMania’ or anything like that. I think it was just I never even thought I could be a wrestler. It wasn’t until 2002/2003 when TNA came about that I saw guys like Low Ki and Samoa Joe and these different kinds of body types that aren’t Batista and Randy Orton, all these giants. That just made it unattainable in my mind beforehand. I never had the dream. I just want to wrestle at a high level. All my heroes were guys like Eddie Guerrero and Dynamite Kid and I could go on naming names, but they were all the guys that were known for work rate and made their name as making this — present it as a sport, presenting this as legit. So, if I can do that, I want to do it on the biggest stage possible, obviously, I want to be able to support my family doing this at the same time, but you can do that in many companies. So it doesn’t matter where I do it, as long as I’m not sitting on the bench.”
Josh Alexander is in a good position right now with Impact Wrestling. He won the X-Division Title after Ethan Page left the company and ventured to AEW. We’ll have to see what’s in Alexander’s future, but he seems happy with the way Impact Wrestling is treating him right now.