Josh Alexander: There Was A Cloud Over The Locker Room During AEW-IMPACT Working Relationship
Josh Alexander reveals how the IMPACT locker room reacted to AEW working relationship
When Kenny Omega won the AEW World Championship in 2020 and made his way to IMPACT, it kickstarted a full working relationship between the two brands, with Kenny morphing into the awesome ‘Belt Collector’.
However, the relationship was at times fairly one sided, with AEW stars appearing on IMPACT Wrestling TV, but no IMPACT stars making their way to AEW Dynamite outside of The Good Brothers. IMPACT World Champion Josh Alexander has reflected on this time, revealing to The Wrestling Perspective podcast that the IMPACT locker room was affected by the relationship:
"There was definitely like a cloud over the [Impact] locker room," Alexander said. "You'd hear whispers and little conversation in the corner being like, 'Man, the door is swung in one direction right now. They're all coming here.'"
Eventually, AEW’s Christian Cage would defeat AEW’s Kenny Omega for the IMPACT World Championship in an AEW ring before dropping the title to Alexander.
"It elevates our product to have new faces and stuff competing with our guys to put us on the same level," Alexander continued. "Of course, like me defeating Christian Cage, that's another thing that we have to be grateful for, obviously, and I'm very grateful for that opportunity, but it would have been real nice if some Impact wrestlers could have got on to AEW programming and showing we could do against those guys because I think our locker room stacks up right up there with any locker room in this business."
H/T: Wrestling Inc.