Josh Alexander: 'I’ve Always Been Bothered That IMPACT Has Been Used As A Stepping Stone'

Josh Alexander wants to take IMPACT Wrestling to a new level.

Josh Alexander, since striking out as a solo wrestler, has carried the banner of Impact Wrestling very proudly. Recently, Alexander signed a new contract with IMPACT, ensuring he will be a part of the team for many years to come.

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Now, in the new interview with Sports Illustrated, he is setting the record straight saying that he never wanted to go to AEW or anywhere else and he is tired of IMPACT being looked at as a stepping stone in the wrestling industry.

“I’ve always been bothered that IMPACT has been used as a stepping stone,” Alexander says. “To me, that’s a knock against the company. I had other options, but I chose to stay with IMPACT Wrestling. I never wanted to leave. Brandi [Rhodes] calling me out in AEW, that prompted the news cycle to think I was going to AEW, but I never wanted to leave IMPACT.”

At Rebellion on Saturday, April 23, Alexander gets the chance to win back the world championship and he is calling it the biggest match of his life.

“This is the biggest match of my 17-year career,” Alexander says. “But this isn’t just for me. It’s for my family and my fans, the ones that have stuck with me. It’s been a long road to get here. I’m going to show that emotion, that motivation and the heart that brought me to this point—and that’s going to make me world champion.”

We will have live coverage of IMPACT Rebellion as it happens. You can check out the full card here.

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