TNA Wrestling is currently going through a renaissance of sorts, as they underwent a rebranding at Hard to Kill this year. Josh Alexander is a crucial member of the roster and it appears he had to make a 4-hour drive for a last-minute filming session as part of the rebranding.

In October 2023, IMPACT Wrestling unveiled plans to undergo a rebrand, transitioning to TNA Wrestling in 2024. The video package that heralded this rebranding was showcased at Bound For Glory and prominently featured Josh Alexander.

In a recent interview with Fightful, Alexander shared an unexpected twist in his involvement in the video package. Originally, he wasn’t slated to be part of the production as his VISA was expected to be at a Japanese embassy for his upcoming New Japan booking. However, at the last minute, the company approached him, requesting his participation.

Despite the initial conflict with his New Japan plans, Alexander expressed his commitment, signing a non-disclosure agreement and rerouting his travel from Memphis to Nashville to film the video package.


“Oh, I wasn’t supposed to be there for that video package and all that stuff. My VISA was supposed to be at a Japanese embassy, waiting to go to my first New Japan booking. Which, to me, the most important thing in the world. I got pulled aside, they made me sign an NDA and then the second I took my pen off that piece of paper that, they went, ‘Okay, you need to not go to the Japanese embassy. We need you to fly after Memphis to Nashville to film this. This is what it is.’ I was like, ‘Oh, yeah. 100%. I’ll drive four hours to a different embassy or something to get a different appointment because I have to do it at this point.’”

Josh Alexander also recently dismissed TNA contract hostage accusations. Nevertheless, the TNA Rebranding has been a success so far, so we’ll have to wait and see how TNA will continue to grow in the coming months.

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