Alex Shelley Reflects On Capturing IMPACT World Title For The First Time Ever

Alex Shelley comments on finally becoming the IMPACT World Champion.

At IMPACT Against All Odds 2023, Alex Shelley defeated Steve Maclin to capture his first-ever World Title in IMPACT.

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In a digital exclusive, Shelley would talk about his feelings following his victory, calling his crowning achievement a very lucid experience.

"It really hasn't sunk in. I'm still so revved up. My adrenals are just pumping. I'm just like a big ball of stress right now, but that's fight or flight for you. It did feel surreal. As soon as there was a three count and I pinned him, it felt surreal. It's a very lucid, waking dream. kind of sublime, like standing at the edge of a building and like looking over like, 'I don't know if I should be here right now.' My back hurts. Everything hurts. My heart don't hurt. My brain doesn't hurt, and as soon as that bell rang, it was autopilot. It's what I was meant to be doing. Effortlessness, time slowing down, felt like I was in complete control, even when I wasn't. I was always not just one step ahead, but ten steps. I think the end result speaks for itself," said Alex.

Reflecting on his journey, Shelley would say that he took a long time to realize that his best was good enough, but now he has the proof.

"It'd be nice to say that I did this on my own. Twenty years have taught me nobody does. Nobody. I'm legitimately just a product of everything around me. Just absorbing that energy and learning all these look into applying them. I mean, honest to God, it's cliche, but you do your best, and that's all you can do. It took me a long time to realize that my best was good enough. Now, I've got that to prove it."

Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley's long-time tag team partner, also captured gold at Against All Odds, winning the IMPACT X-Division Title for a historic ninth time.

Get caught up with the full results of Against All Odds at this link.

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