The Ontario wrestling scene has bred an amazing share of talent.
Fightful.com founder Jimmy Van himself booked the likes of Bobby Roode, Eric Young, Angelina Love and several others from the province, which created an unreal amount of stars in the first half of the 2000's. The second half looked like it created plenty as well, as Impact Wrestling's Josh Alexander recently signed with the company for three years. We were able to speak with Josh recently, who mentioned some familiar names, but pointed to a New Japan star as pushing him to his limits.
"When I started wrestling, there was a commission that limited the amount of wrestling that could happen here. The week I started, they lifted the commission, so independent shows popped up all over the place. Not only did I have Eric Young, Tye Dillinger, I had a ton of indie shows. The one guy I attribute with most of my success is Michael Elgin. I had hundreds of hundreds of matches with him and killed way too many brain cells along the way. He's gone on to do what he's done. Out of all the talent pool from the learning perspective, he pushed me and helped me learn a lot," said Alexander.
Elgin and Alexander have competed all over North America against each other, from Chicago to Philadelphia to Cleveland to Milwaukee, with their most recent contest coming last year in the Ontario province that produced them.