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Alan Angels Would Love To Return To IMPACT Wrestling, Says X Division Is High-Tier Wrestling

Alan Angels is hopeful a return to IMPACT Wrestling is in the cards.

Speaking on the Two Man Power Trip Of Wrestling podcast, Alan Angels spoke about how his IMPACT Wrestling appearance came together. Angels recently left All Elite Wrestling and showed up at IMPACT’s tapings in Atlanta for a match with “Speedball” Mike Bailey.

“Mike Bailey’s one of their guys that’s been on my radar for a long time as somebody that I wanted to wrestle. It was a really good opportunity for me I felt to get to go out there and wrestle somebody that’s, one, he’s been wrestling forever, so the wealth of knowledge he holds is insane. On top of that, getting to wrestle him for the X-Division Championship, which is in my opinion, in my eyes, one of the most prestigious championships currently today just because of the history. When I was a kid growing up, that’s what I wanted. I wanted to be the X-Division Champion, as opposed to the world champion or anything like that. I thought the X-Division was just so cool. You had Chris Daniels and AJ Styles, Samoa Joe, Chris Sabin, Alex Shelley, all those guys. And I thought that was the coolest thing. To me, holding the X-Division Championship was the goal for me.

“So getting to wrestle for the X-Division Championship was so surreal, like so cool. And Mine Bailey the man’s the man so I wouldn’t have wanted to wrestle anybody else. But that being said, the X-Division right now in IMPACT is insane. You got Ace Austin, Chris Bey, Trey Miguel, Mike Bailey, Alex Zayne, all these guys that are in the X-Division right now, they’re all killing it and they’re doing crazy stuff, and it’s high-tier wrestling, it really is, and they’re killing it right now, for real.”

Angels said that he would love to go back to IMPACT, but nothing’s set in store for a return as of now.

“I would love to go back. I don’t know what the future holds for me right now. If IMPACT is on the table, I’m definitely down. I loved the locker room, the environment was all great. And the match was great and everybody seemed to like it. So I’m definitely open to it. I don’t know what the future holds for me, but we’ll see.”

Angels noted that he would love to wrestle Trey Miguel, Chris Bey and Ace Austin, then spoke about returning to the independent scene and said that he has some destinations in mind.

“There are certain places that you have to reach out to. Of course I had my connections and all that stuff, prior to AEW, but it was only on a certain scale. I really only wrestled, before AEW, I really only wrestled mostly in the southeast, so line Georgia, Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee and stuff like that. But I really wanted to reach out more towards, right now the west coast indie scene is like blowing up right now, so like I wanted to get out here and do some stuff with West Coast Pro and Prestige Wrestling and all that. So it does require a bit of reaching out, but I feel like at this point, especially with my AEW contract coming up, I’m kind of the hit thing of the month. Everybody kind of wants me to wrestle for them, which, I’m so grateful for, for real. It’s so cool. Like I wanna be the guy on the indie scene that everybody wants to wrestle, and I think I’m slowly getting to that point. I know right now I’m kind of the flavor of the month or whatever, but the hard part is staying relevant and stuff, which is what I’m trying to do.”

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