Josh Alexander’s injury and his subsequent relinquishing of the IMPACT World Championship has sent shockwaves throughout the wrestling world. Fans were eagerly anticipating the championship match between Alexander and Maclin at Rebellion, but now must wait to see who will emerge as the new champion.

Triceps tears are a common injury in the world of professional wrestling, as the athletes put their bodies through rigorous physical demands on a regular basis. Despite their intense training and conditioning, injuries can happen at any time.

With the championship now up for grabs, both Steve Maclin and KUSHIDA will be vying for the opportunity to claim the title as their own. Obviously, fans are really excited for the match as well. Fans of Impact Wrestling will be watching closely to see which wrestler will rise to the occasion and become the new champion.

The upcoming match at Rebellion promises to be an intense and exciting affair, as both Maclin and KUSHIDA are accomplished athletes in their own right. The match will definitely end up stealing the show in a big way.


Josh Alexander Out Of Action Indefinitely

New World Champion To Be Crowned April 16 At The REBELLION Pay-Per-View

The record-setting title run of Josh Alexander is officially over as he will relinquish the IMPACT Wrestling World Championship due to a triceps tear that will require surgery, IMPACT confirmed.

Alexander became a 2-time World Champion at the 2022 REBELLION pay-per-view event in Poughkeepsie, N.Y., and is the longest-reigning IMPACT World Champion in company history, with successful title defenses against Moose, Rich Swann, Alex Shelley, Frankie Kazarian and Bully Ray, among others.

Josh Alexander is currently in Orlando, Florida, where Brad M. Homan, DO, FAOAO, will be performing a triceps tendon repair later today.

Steve Maclin will replace Josh Alexander to team with Swann and Kazarian tonight at the sold-out SACRIFICE extravaganza in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, against Time Machine (Alex Shelley, Chris Sabin and KUSHIDA).

On Sunday, April 16, at the REBELLION pay-per-view in Toronto, KUSHIDA and Steve Maclin will compete in a match to determine the new IMPACT Wrestling World Champion.

Josh Alexander was originally scheduled to face KUSHIDA at the co-branded MULTIVERSE UNITED: ONLY THE STRONG SURVIVE show on Thursday, March 30, from the sold-out Globe Theater in Los Angeles, as a part of WrestleCon. His replacement will be announced at a later date.

SACRIFICE will stream live tonight, starting at 8 p.m. ET from St. Clair College in Windsor, Ontario on IMPACT Plus, YouTube for IMPACT Ultimate Insiders and FITE. A limited number of tickets remain for the SACRIFICE FALLOUT Show on Saturday, March 25, in Windsor. Tickets are available for FALLOUT at

“We wish Josh a full and speedy recovery, and everyone at IMPACT Wrestling, including our loyal fans, can’t wait to see him back in the ring

In conclusion, while Josh Alexander’s injury is unfortunate, it has created an opportunity for a new champion to emerge at IMPACT Wrestling Rebellion. We will have to wait and see when Josh Alexander will return to in-ring competition.

What’s your take on this unfortunate injury? Do you feel bad for Josh Alexander? Sound off in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet, a professional wrestling fan for over 20+ years, found his passion during the Monday Night Wars. With expertise honed over decades and a broad spectrum of interests including TV, movies, anime, novels, and music, he offers insightful analysis and coverage. Respected in the industry, Subhojeet keeps fans informed and engaged with his knowledge and perspective.

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