Josh Alexander is living the dream.
Josh Alexander is the current IMPACT Wrestling X-Division Champion but prior to that, he had spent over a decade on the independent wrestling circuit. But while wrestling, he needed another job to supplement his income.
On Wednesday, September 1, 2021, Josh Alexander took to Twitter to celebrate the fact that after 15 years, he has finally been able to leave his other job and make a full-time living as a wrestler.
I've dreamt of this day for longer than I can remember. A day when I don't need to wake up at 3am to workout before heading to the job site. A day when I don't rush from my red eye home to a shift. A day where I can finally have time to truly dedicate myself to this business that I love.
It's a stressful thought running around without that security blanket of guaranteed income. But risks often produce the biggest rewards.
I've often wondered what I'd be able to do as a wrestler when I don't have to work 40+ hours a week on top of the training & travel. It's a scary thought. I guess now we will finally get to find out.
None of this is possible without the support of the fans. Without IMPACT Wrestling giving me countless opportunities to show I'm a world class wrestler. Without all the independent promotions that book me & give me time to grow my brand & do what I love.
I can't thank all of you enough. I'll continue to show my gratitude by giving everything I have everytime I step in a ring, no matter where or for whom.
It took 15yrs but I’m finally a Professional Wrestler. pic.twitter.com/fr7Xpg2Mon— Josh Alexander (@Walking_Weapon) September 1, 2021
Next for Josh Alexander is an X-Division championship Defense against a former Champion by way of an open challenge. Learn more here.