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SLAM Wrestling profiles UNION Champ Josh Alexander
September 19, 2013


SLAM! Wrestling's Matthew Byer wrote an excellent profile on UNION Champion Josh Alexander including quotes from his Monster Mafia tag team partner Ethan Page, UNION Worker and ROH star Michael Elgin, his trainer Johnny Devine and more.  Alexander spoke in glowing terms of his ongoing reign as UNION Champion and we have an excerpt below.  To check out the complete article (and you really, really should), go to the SLAM! Wrestling website.

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There comes a time when you can sense that a young wrestler on the independent scene is starting to make some headway, and may be heading into the next phase of their career. They start to travel to bigger metropolitan areas to grapple, hold titles for numerous promotions, and seem to be constantly booked. It has become very clear that Ontario's Josh Alexander at the age of 26 has reached a new plateau in his career.

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Alexander followed up [an impressive 2011] by winning the Union of Independent Professional Wrestlers' UNION Heavyweight Championship from Steve Corino in 2012 and winning the Insane Wrestling League's tag belts with partner Ethan Page in 2013.

With regards to when he won the UNION Heavyweight Championship, Alexander recollected that he had already wrestled once on the show earlier that night.

"I knew I was going to be wrestling Corino that night and was nervous," confessed Alexander. "I always get the butterflies, the unknown, I love the pressure. Rising to the occasion is the best feeling you can get; especially, when it all happens in real-time in front of a live crowd. I was honoured to have the chance to wrestle a veteran like Steve Corino, the championship was just icing on the cake. At the time, it was the fourth championship I'd consecutively held. Soon after I won my fifth title,so being able to represent four companies as their main attraction, and champion, is and always will be an honour. It's something's no one has done before in Ontario, and something I'll never forget."

As UNION Heavyweight Champion Alexander continues to have the same goal that he has for any title he's held, which is to raise everyone's game, a willingness to lead by example and to work harder than anyone else on the show. By doing so, he hopes it inspires the other wrestlers on the roster to raise their games and take the Union of Independent Professional Wrestlers to new heights.

Being a champion for any promotion comes with it a great deal of responsibility and Alexander takes that very seriously.

"A lot of guys might disagree with my standpoint on being a champion," acknowledged Alexander. "Perhaps I'm old school, but with it comes the responsibility to make sure the fans get their money's worth. I don't think very many of us are draws any more, I more believe that wrestling as a brand draws in the crowds. It's up to the performers to make sure they go home happy. More so those guys like Ethan Page and I in California for IWL, or when I'm at the UNION in Toronto." 


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