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.
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."
EXCLUSIVE: "It's cliched but you do your best and that's all you can do. It took me a long time to realize my best was enough."— IMPACT (@IMPACTWRESTLING) June 10, 2023
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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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