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Impact’s Josh Alexander Discusses His Pro Wrestling Journey

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Impact Wrestling star Josh Alexander made an appearance on the Pro Wrestling Illustrated Podcast to discuss a wide range of topics. Here are some of the highlights: 

Recently became a full-time wrestler despite wrestling for 16-years: 

“Yes.  That’s solely on me.  There’s always those negative people that want to point out that there’s problems with money or something like that.  I live in Canada.  I live in a city where a modest home costs you a million dollars.  I have 2 children and a wife.  There was always this thing with me holding my second career (works in the construction business) that I have outside of wrestling as my security blanket.  I didn’t want to get hurt or anything like that.  I probably could have quit 4 or 5 years ago.  I never wanted to take the leap.  I got laid off, and I figured it was the perfect time for me to get the push in the right direction that I needed.”  

Whether working a normal job while wrestling held him back: 

“It certainly did earlier on in my career.  I have so many friends that made it within the first 5 or 6 years because they were able to stay at home with their parents and not work.  They put everything they could into pro wrestling.  Unfortunately for me, once I turned 18, I had no more parents.  That’s it.  I don’t have any family other than my wife and 2 children and her family.  I was on my own at 18.  I had to work to live, and I had to work to fund my wrestling habit as well.  That’s why I had to work so hard my entire life.”

H/T to WrestlingNews.co for the transcript

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