Josh Alexander Becomes Longest-Reigning IMPACT World Champion In History
Josh Alexander is breaking records in IMPACT Wrestling
On January 4, Josh Alexander officially became the longest-reigning IMPACT World Champion in the title’s history, reaching 257 days as champion.
Alexander won the title after defeating Moose at IMPACT Rebellion in April 2022, and has now surpassed Bobby Roode as the wrestler with the longest uninterrupted reign since the championship's inception in May 2007.
‘The Walking Weapon’ spoke of reaching the milestone during an appearance on Busted Open Radio, saying:
“It’s completely unbelievable. I’ve said on this show, probably many times, the thing that got me into wrestling and made me think that I could be a wrestler was tuning into NWA TNA on that first Wednesday on pay-per view and seeing that first match with The Flying Elvises, with Low Ki, AJ Styles, and Jerry Lynn. That changes my perception of what professional wrestling was. To now be here, almost 20 years later, or just over 20 years later, and to be able to call myself the longest-reigning world champion of all time, it seems like a fever dream. But I say that so much, and people bust my balls for being humble and all this stuff. As talented and as gifted as I am as a pro wrestler, the only thing that sets me apart is my work ethic and my heart. I have busted my ass to be in the position I’m in, and I’m not going to let go of this championship soon. So yes, I’m going to stop and smell the roses right now. Today is a record-setting day, it’s something I can hang my hat on, I’m building a legacy for myself in pro wrestling unlike anything I could have ever imagined, and I’m just proud of myself," Alexander said.
Alexander is set to defend the title against Bully Ray at IMPACT Hard to Kill on January 13.