Cedric Alexander likes the healthy state of the Independent scene.
“I see it as good competition," the Cruiserweight Champion told The Gorilla Position. "If anyone in the company feels threatened. I think that's a good thing it makes you work harder. It makes you want to be a better performer.”
The Independent scene is stronger than it's ever been with All In on Sept. 1 and Ring of Honor & New Japan Pro Wrestling selling out Madison Square Garden. The ROH/NJPW Supershow is scheduled for the night before WrestleMania.
Alexander believes both events will help push WWE to be better, much like WCW pushed them in the '90s.
"The issue when it comes to the whole business being confined to one company is that you can get complacent and everyone just goes with the flow. “When there's different competition, doing different things, you have to change your game. You have to be unpredictable -- put some variables in there. To me, good competition is always what it needs to be if WWE are threatened by New Japan and ROH, then good. We're going to be a better company on the other end of it.”
The face of 205 Live wrestled for both ROH and NJPW during his time on the Indies. He's best known for his work in EVOLVE, which helped him land a spot in the Cruiserweight Classic. Alexander defeated Drew Gulak at SummerSlam to retain the Cruiserweight Title.