Josh Alexander wants to compete in the Owen Hart Memorial Cup Tournament.
Josh Alexander is going to compete in the main event of IMPACT Bound for Glory against Canadian wrestling legend, former WWE World Heavyweight Champion, and current IMPACT Wrestling World Champion, Christian Cage.
Christian is a contracted wrestler with AEW and this main event exemplifies the newfound freedom that exists in the current landscape of professional wrestling beyond the boundaries of what has been dubbed the “Forbidden Door.”
Talent from IMPACT Wrestling, New Japan Pro-Wrestling, AEW, and elsewhere have worked several dates for major promotions beyond their respective home bases and that doesn’t appear to be slowing down in the near future.
Speaking with Alex McCarthy of talkSPORT, Josh Alexander Revealed his own desires beyond the Forbidden Door, including competing in the newly-announced Owen Hart Memorial Cup Tournament.
“I’m a big fan of 90s wrestling. That’s probably my era, Bret Hart is my number one. That’s where I discovered Eddie Guerrero and so on and I think to a certain extent, Owen Hart has been kind of forgotten in the history of wrestling. Certainly not celebrated enough as he should be. So I think this tournament will showcase Owen Hart, alert these new fans over the past 10-15 years that might not know Owen Hart or all the amazing things he has done. This will help people go back and watch all the amazing things he did because he’s one of the greatest wrestlers of all time."
He continued, “I don’t know if it’s by design or anything, but I am kind of the wrestler that has represented Canada for the past 10 years more than anybody. A fellow wrestler pointed it out to me ‘not since Bret Hart have I seen a wrestler champion Canada like you!’ I was like ‘There was Team Canada with Bobby Roode and that’ and he was like ‘Yeah, but those guys were part of the team, it’s part of your whole thing!’ I think growing up Canadian and being such a fan of The Hart Foundation and then Team Canada, it just kind of molded me.”
Furthermore, Josh Alexander spoke about his desire to wrestle the new AEW signee, Bryan Danielson. The former WrestleMania main-eventer is a dream match for Alexander, who says Danielson's wrestling style helped shape him.
“Bryan Danielson, his matches with Nigel McGuinnes and [Takeshi] Morishima, they molded me as a professional wrestler. They changed my perspective on wrestling. Bryan Danielson would be the number one dream match for me now if it’s a possibility. I’d love to show a guy from IMPACT Wrestling could do toe-to-tie with them, represent myself and the company at the same time, it would be amazing.”
Fightful will have live coverage of IMPACT on AXS TV beginning Thursday at 8 p.m. eastern and Bound for glory coverage on Saturday 10/23.