Josh Alexander has nothing but confidence in his former tag team partner, Ethan Page.
Recently, Ethan Page debuted in AEW after his tenure in IMPACT Wrestling came to an end. All of the success during his run in IMPACT came while he was paired with Josh Alexander as the tag team called “The North.”
Speaking on the This Is Wrestling podcast, Alexander gave his reaction to Ethan debuting in AEW.
I didn't even think about it because I hadn't been watching AEW really too intently and I haven't been keeping up with storylines or anything. I looked up the pay-per-view, I think it was the day before, and I saw that they had the ladder match and it was a mystery for it and I knew that, of course, they were teasing a different ex- Hall of Famer to debut as well. So I just remember looking at it like, I bet it's going to be him, you know what I mean? I just wanted to be left in the dark like everybody else so I can be a fan because I love watching wrestling as a fan if I'm pleasantly surprised by something like that happening. You know, it's awesome. So I tuned in and I saw him come out. I miss his old music. I'll say that, but otherwise, it was just awesome to see because I know how much hard work has gone in to get him there. He's going to be nothing but successful."
Josh Alexander also spoke about his placement on a top 20 list of names for WWE to watch.
“I had had one television try-out with WWE maybe a year before I broke my neck and it went well surprisingly but it never materialized into a full-on try-out. I remember getting a message from Brodie Lee who was Luke Harper in WWE. He was down in NXT at that time. He was like, "Hey, have you ever sent your stuff in?" I was like, I think so? Like, I've been to television and he was just like, “Well, you're on a list. I just saw from one of the guys that [has a job] in the office trying to get people to look, and it's like a stacked list of, like, 20 guys. But you're on it.” I was like, ok? He's like, "Well, just be ready" and that's all I heard about it. It wasn't until years later that Rob Naylor posted on Twitter and I saw it and it brought that memory right back. Because so often you're told these things in wrestling and you're just like, "Okay, I'll believe it when I see it", but then like that one actually materializes being completely true, which is wild for the time.”
Josh Alexander will be in action next week on IMPACT teaming with TJP. Learn more here.