Josh Alexander On Pressure Being X-Division Champion: I Feel Like I Always Have To Steal The Show

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It’s not always easy being a champion.

IMPACT Wrestling X-Division Champion Josh Alexander recently spoke with Instinct Culture’s Denise Salcedo and discussed the pressures of being a champion in a major promotion.

“There is this immense pressure on me especially at Slammiversary in the Ultimate X to go out there and steal the show because the 3-way at Rebellion was regarded as a show stealer, the iron man match also garnered so much attention as one of the best matches of the year, like you said there are a lot of eyes on me right now to just go out there and keep doing this and keep building the momentum. There’s this immense pressure to go out there and perform and show that I can build upon every single match and keep getting better and better and keep performing. Luckily, throughout my career, anytime my back has been pushed upon the wall, anytime I feel that pressure I always seem to rise to the occasion. I am a very competitive person, as a professional wrestler, in anything, I am very competitive that’s what kind of fuels me.”

Alexander would also delve into what his initial thoughts were after being split from Ethan Page after their lengthy tag-team run with IMPACT.

Josh Alexander defends his X-Division championship this weekend at IMPACT Wrestling’s Slammiversary pay-per-view in an Ultimate X match against Chris Bey, Trey Miguel, Ace Austin, Rohit Raju and Petey Williams.

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