One of Canada’s hottest rising indie stars over the past few years has been “The Walking Weapon” Josh Alexander. While he’s become a sought after commodity the past few years, he’s not a rookie by any means. Alexander, from Bolton, Ontario (just outside of Toronto), is a 14-year veteran trained by former IMPACT star Johnny Devine and NJPW’s Michael Elgin. At tonight’s Destiny Wrestling and Blackcraft Wrestling co-production, The Ritual, in Toronto, IMPACT Executive Vice President Scott D’Amore came out and announced Alexander now had a 3-year deal with IMPACT Wrestling.
— StraightTlkWrestling (@_StraightTalk) February 24, 2019
It’s a moment of redemption for Josh Alexander. After years in the regional Canadian indies, he joined “All Ego” Ethan Page‘s Alpha-1 out of Hamilton, Ontario in 2010, and the two hit it off. A year later, they formed the tag team Monster Mafia, who went on to work for Ring of Honor, Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (PWG), All American Wrestling (AAW), and more. While they still occasionally tag together, both men went on singles routes the past few years. Ethan Page exploded in EVOLVE, IMPACT Wrestling, and others, while Alexander was rising on his own accord as well, with AAW, Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW), PROGRESS, and Beyond Wrestling. But then about six months ago, as his stock had never been higher, he had his US work visa denied and he was excluded from wrestling in the US without a contract. Well now, thanks to IMPACT Wrestling, Alexander will be able to work the US once again and we’ll be able to see him on television.
— Josh Alexander (@Walking_Weapon) February 24, 2019