Josh Alexander achieved notable success with the promotion and played a crucial role in re-establishing TNA’s reputation for elite wrestling during his impressive 335-day title run. He recently renewed his contract with TNA and has now refuted claims of being held hostage.

Josh Alexander will be staying with TNA for one year, at the minimum. The wrestling company decided to exercise their option to extend the former world champion’s contract to continue their success story.

While speaking with PWInsider, Alexander wanted to clarify that despite reports, his contract extension was not signed under contentious terms, and he fully understood the situation.

However, he revealed that he wasn’t aware that his two-year deal was set to expire in mid-February; it actually expired on Valentine’s Day. Alexander decided to sign the deal to stay for an additional year and therefore, he shut down rumors that he was held hostage.

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“I see all the tweets and stuff like that of people saying I’ve held hostage and stuff and just to dispel that narrative, like I signed that contract two years ago. I knew there was a third year option. Sure, it would have been better for me if they didn’t pick it up. I’m sure, so I could renegotiate something new and probably, for more money and for a longer term or I could go out and free agency and see what I could get elsewhere.”

“But yeah, at the end of the day of all things in this business, I want to remain and be a professional up first and foremost, and that’s very important to me and, I signed that contract and I’m not being held hostage. I’m here, for at least another year unless something, is negotiated before then for me to stay for a longer term and stuff like that, which is, Anthem Management has said that is an option and stuff that we’re going to discuss in the future, but for right now, it’s business as usual.”

Alexander has a new rival in the mix, as Alex Hammerstone, with whom he fought at TNA Hard To Kill, will be his opponent once again at TNA Sacrifice. We will have to wait and see how he will fare in the match.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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