Josh Alexander On Ethan Page’s AEW Debut: It’s Awesome And He’ll Be Nothing But Successful

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Josh Alexander misses sharing the ring with Ethan Page, but he sees big things in the future for “All Ego” in All Elite Wrestling.

On the latest edition of This is Wrestling on TSN 1200, Lee Versage and Zach McGibbon chatted with IMPACT Wrestling star Josh Alexander and asked about his reaction to Ethan Page debuting on AEW Revolution. Alexander says he tried to stay surprised about the reveal, but sees nothing but success in his former partner’s future.

“I didn’t even think about it because I hadn’t been watching AEW really too intently and I haven’t been keeping up with storylines or anything. I looked up the pay per view, I think it was the day before, and I saw that they had the ladder match and it was a mystery for it and I knew that, of course, they were teasing a different ex- Hall of Famer to debut as well. So I just remember looking at it like, I bet it’s going to be him, you know what I mean? I just wanted to be left in the dark like everybody else so I can be a fan because I love watching wrestling as a fan if I’m pleasantly surprised by something like that happening. You know, it’s awesome. So I tuned in and I saw him come out. I miss his old music. I’ll say that, but otherwise it was just awesome to see because I know how much hard work has gone in to get him there. He’s going to be nothing but successful.“

Alexander also spoke about being on a list of 20 wrestlers for WWE to look at, saying it was hard to believe until he saw the actual list years later.

“I had had one television try-out with WWE maybe a year before I broke my neck and it went well surprisingly but it never materialized into a full on try-out. I remember getting a message from Brodie Lee who was Luke Harper in WWE. He was down in NXT at that time. He was like, “Hey, have you ever sent your stuff in?” I was like, I think so? Like, I’ve been to television and he was just like, “Well, you’re on a list. I just saw from one of the guys that works in the office trying to get people to look, and it’s like a stacked list of, like, 20 guys. But you’re on it.” I was like, ok? He’s like, “Well, just be ready” and that’s all I heard about it. It wasn’t until years later that Rob Naylor posted on Twitter and I saw it and it brought that memory right back. Because so often you’re told these things in wrestling and you’re just like, “Okay, I’ll believe it when I see it”, but then, like that one actually materializes being completely true, which is wild for the time.”

This is Wrestling can be found at TSN1200.ca under “Podcasts”. The full interview can be found at this link.

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