Josh Alexander: There's A Level Of Pride In Doing A 60-Minute Iron Man Match In Front Of No Crowd

Josh Alexander could not be more proud of his Iron Man Match against TJP.

Josh Alexander and TJP recently competed in a 60-Minute Iron Man Match for the IMPACT X-Division Championship. That match was the first-ever 60-Minute Iron Man Match in company history and that is a fact that Josh Alexander wears with great pride.

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Speaking about the match with Tommy Dreamer on the most recent episode of his House of Hardcore podcast, Alexander explained that even though a large majority of people think a live crowd was necessary, he takes great pride in having that match in front of an empty arena.

“I'm super, super proud of it for that reason, especially like a lot of people have brought up the man, the only thing missing for this match was that there should have been a crowd. I can agree wholeheartedly that that match would have been awesome to do it in front of 10,000 screaming people. But there's a certain amount of personal pride that goes into maybe it's just because I'm a bit of a maniac. The fact that I can hang my hat on the fact that I did that in front of nobody, that me and TJP went out there and with no added adrenaline from the crowd and all that other stuff, we went for 60 minutes nonstop, not a break, not an edit, not a, not a thing in that match.

“We both have an unreasonable amount of personal pride in our professional wrestling and what we do in that ring, and there was nothing that was gonna stop us from trying to just completely over-perform from whatever our expectations were that night. I'm really glad that we were able to do it. Cause that's an opportunity that only a handful of guys in the entire wrestling world doesn’t have to have ever gotten to be able to do that on TV. I knew how monumental it was going into it. I prepared relentlessly for it and I'm just super proud and happy [with], the product that it turned out.”

Elsewhere on the same podcast, Josh Alexander opened up about another opportunity he has to show his skills in a different kind of match, Ultimate X at Slammiversary 2021. Learn more here.

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