Josh Alexander: Challenging Christian Cage Makes IMPACT World Title Match More Special
Alexander challenges Cage at Bound For Glory 2021
Josh Alexander says having the opportunity to face Christian Cage in his first match for the IMPACT World Title makes the occasion even more special.
Alexander has exercised 'Option C', relinquishing the X-Division Championship in exchange for a bout against Cage for the IMPACT World Title at Bound for Glory 2021.
Taking into consideration Cage's history with IMPACT, as well as the similarities in their paths into wrestling, and Alexander feels the match now has more significance.
Speaking with TalkSPORT, Alexander said: "Just with the history for IMPACT Wrestling and Christian Cage. I’m going to draw a lot of similarities between the two of us, especially heading into this match, so yeah, it does make it more special when you look into the details of his first world title victory and me challenging for my first world title.
"It came as a surprise that Christian won the belt. You never know what’s going to happen, but the second he won, just as a fan I was surprised, but then I started thinking about Christian Cage coming to the IMPACT Zone.
"Now we’ve evolved to the point where I’m the guy challenging Christian so it all just keeps getting more and more exciting. As a kid I was like hey, he’s from Orangeville, that’s 10 minutes up the road from where I live. I was like if he can go from Orangeville to there, maybe I could?
"And that was the first time it clicked in my mind that someone from small town Canada could be a wrestler and not just someone born in the [Hart] Dungeon."