Josh Alexander Looks At His Long Journey In Pro Wrestling

IMPACT |By Matt Boone |Wed, October 13, 2021 - 12:15PM EDT
Josh Alexander

Josh Alexander recently appeared as a guest on the Pro Wrestling Illustrated podcast for an in-depth interview covering all things pro wrestling.

During his appearance on the show, the IMPACT Wrestling star reflected back on his long journey in pro wrestling.

Featured below are some of the highlights from the interview.

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.”

Check out the complete interview at Apple.com. H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the above quotes.

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