Josh Alexander: I Try To Give Back To The Canadian Independent Scene As Much As Possible

Josh Alexander loves supporting his local scene.

Before signing with IMPACT Wrestling in 2018, Josh Alexander grinded on the independent scene, both in the United States and Canada, for nearly twelve years. Although a very small amount of talent have made their name on the independent scene in Canada, Alexander is proud to be one of them.

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In a new interview with Fightful, Alexander talked about the struggles that Canadian wrestlers face when trying to break out.

"For me, specifically, when I started wrestling, we used to have a wrestling commission in Ontario and it shut down. So my first year in wrestling, I had over a hundred shows. It’s nearly unheard of for independent guys. I’ve averaged a hundred shows a year pretty much my entire career. Which is insane. Other than nine months off for neck injuries. I think it’s so hard for Canadian wrestlers to get notice on a global scale, even though we have IWTV and Fite and all these things for promotions to host their stuff around the world, it still doesn’t get as many eyes as the American indie scene. So once you do break through and once you do get notice, you do get the opportunities like myself and Ethan Page and Uno and Dos and all these people that break through that ceiling, you’re ready for every opportunity you get. That’s why you can hit homeruns."

Alexander continued on and talked about how he still tries to give back to his home independent scene as much as possible.

"I’m not trying to pat myself on the back here, but I think anybody like myself that does go on to make a name for themselves somewhere else, being able to come back and give back to that scene is very important. It’s something I’ve tried to do a lot because when I started it was people like Eric Young and Bobby Roode and other people that had just left the independent scene and they didn’t really come back. It was like once every five years they’d come back for maybe an independent show. Me? I’m trying to give back at least once every three months for something so that I can try to get more eyes on the scene so the next generation of people get noticed a little bit easier."

Alexander is currently the Destiny World Wrestling World Champion, where he has held the belt for over 1200+ days.

Josh Alexander recently appeared on an episode of Fightful's The List & Ya Boy. Click here to view the episode.

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