Moose: I Never Really Hated Josh Alexander, I Just Did What I Had To Do To Be Champion

How could you hate Josh Alexander?

Moose is currently trending down in IMPACT Wrestling following the Rebellion pay-per-view where he lost his IMPACT World Title to the man he's been feuding with for months, Josh Alexander. Alexander's title win was a great tip of the cap to the story that has been dominating IMPACT programming since last October.

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The feud got personal at times, with Moose even going as far as to spear Alexander's wife, Jade Chung, at an indie event. Despite this, Moose went on record and claimed that he never really hated 'The Walking Weapon' in a new interview with Fightful.

"I still have a lot of emotions going through my head right now. I had, I believe, one of the greatest reigns as IMPACT World Champion. But, yeah, it sucks. I have all the respect in the world for Josh. A lot of people don’t know this, I never really hated Josh. I just did what I had to do to be champion. Like I said, it could have been Jesus Christ in that ring with me—and I love Jesus Christ—but I would have done the exact same things that I did to Josh. I respect Josh. I’ve spoke highly of him. I think he’s one of the greatest in-ring pro wrestlers in the world and I’m happy he’s champion. Let’s see what he does with his reign."

The Rebellion match where the title changed hands has been received very well amongst the wrestling community. In the same interview, Moose spoke about putting that match together and even went as far to call it easy.

"Yeah, the way we paced it, it was actually a very easy match. That’s one thing I love about Josh, and I do it myself, is I pace matches where you don’t need a lot of actual moves. It’s more about emotion and getting the fans to feel that emotional rollercoaster with you. The way we did it, we could have wrestled for an hour if we wanted to. I wasn’t tired of all. I think Josh was a little bit tired because he gave me ten Germans." Moose said. "So he was a little blown up. He usually doesn’t get tired, but if you do ten Germans in a row, anybody’ll get tired, right? Lance Armstrong would get tired after hitting somebody with ten Germans, and his cardio’s phenomenal. That match was well paced. Going on social media and seeing all the great stuff people were saying about it, about it being one of the greatest matches IMPACT Wrestling’s history, and five star, instant classic. I’m just happy that I had a great dance partner in Josh to take me through that."

Moose had his IMPACT World Title rematch on the 4/28 episode of IMPACT programming, but he failed to recapture the title from Alexander. To see Fightful's full report from that show, click here.

Elsewhere in the interview, Moose spoke about his new IMPACT contract. Click here to read his full comments on the matter.

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