Josh Alexander is ready to see if Christian Cage can outwork him.
Ahead of his IMPACT World Championship match with Christian Cage at Bound For Glory, Josh Alexander spoke with Justin Barrasso of Sports Illustrated about the similarities in their own respective paths to success in pro wrestling.
“It’s been nearly 16 years to get me to this point to vie for a world title,” Alexander says. “I’ve grinded and worked my way up to reach this opportunity.”
“I have a great amount of respect for Christian, and I see some parallels between our careers,” Alexander says. “When he came to Impact Wrestling in 2005, he bet on himself. He had a sure opportunity to make a living doing what he was doing, but he gave it up to come to IMPACT Wrestling to show that he could be a main-eventer and show that he could be a world champion. I want to bet on myself and show that I can be a world champion, and I want to start by doing that against a legend like Christian.”
Alexander also said that Christian is the consummate pro wrestler and respects his career, but he’ll be sure to put him to the test on Saturday night.
“Christian exemplifies pro wrestling,” Alexander says. “When he steps in the ring, he’s shown for the last 25 years that he is going to give the best match and performance for the fans. But this is my time. We’re going to see at Bound for Glory if Christian can outwork me.”