Update On Relations Between TNA & Josh Alexander Following Contract Issue

TNA recently exercised Josh Alexander’s contract option year

TNA Wrestling recently revealed that they had exercised a career option year for Josh Alexander, with the former TNA World Champion staying with the promotion until early 2025, despite asking TNA management to not renew his deal upon its expiration.

There were reportedly no fears about Alexander’s professionalism or conduct after the contract extension was announced, and Alexander himself has shed some more light on his current relationship with TNA, revealing the following to the Battleground Podcast:

“Rumours on the internet? No, come on guys. This isn’t a real thing (Alexander smiled). Two years ago, I signed a contract, it was two years plus a third-year option which is a team option for TNA and IMPACT Wrestling at the time, Anthem. I didn’t even know my contract was coming up to be honest. All this stuff happened with the termination of Scott D’Amore and stuff like that and I looked at my contract, I was like, ‘Oh man, February 14th? That’s like in three days. That’s weird.’ So, I had to inform Anthem that my deal was lapsed and they had 10 days to pick up the option if they wanted to and you know, if you don’t ask, you might not never find out so I certainly asked if they could not pick up my option and we could negotiate something different, because I feel like I’ve outworked that contract I signed but you know, it was a team option. It’s something that the ball is in their court. I signed the deal and it was totally within their rights to pick it up and I’m completely fine with them picking it up. It’s still a good deal. It’s not something that I’m upset about by any stretch but, just to read tweets and stuff like, I’m being held hostage and all this stuff and forced to stay here against my will, that’s not the case. I signed that deal two years ago, I knew what I was signing when I signed it. At the end of the day, at the end of my career, I wanna be able to look in the mirror, hold my head high and say that I carried myself as a professional first and foremost above anything else I do in this business. I want to say I did things right and I signed that deal, I’m gonna honour that deal and we’ll see what happens in the next 12 months. Something could be renegotiated for something long-term.

“In the meantime, Anthem has certainly mentioned that they would be interested in something like that. But, at the same time, I thought it would be cool for the first time in my career to kind of hit free agency and see what I was worth on the open market and then renegotiate then and see what could happen then but, yeah, I’m totally cool here staying in TNA. I’ve dreamt of being in TNA since I was a 15-year-old kid and I tuned in on Wednesday nights for the first time. So, for that to happen, finally get the TNA ring at the Palms for Hard To Kill and then the next day against Will Ospreay for Snake Eyes, that’s a dream come true so, I wanna see this thing through and I will for the next 11 months or whatever it is and then we’ll see where we go from there but, not being held hostage. That’s a little too dramatic for me. 

“I get it, with Scott D’Amore leaving — or sorry, being terminated or whatever and then this happening some two weeks later, it seems like it’s all happening in order for a reason but it’s just my deal was coming up at the exact same time and it was something that needed to be handled and the one thing that I held onto was like, ‘I don’t want you to say I re-signed anything because I’m not signing any new piece of paper’ and obviously, somebody with the graphics department made a mistake with that and then it just all got way worse. But yeah, they picked up my option, well within their rights, happy, here to stay and you’re gonna get the same Josh Alexander you’ve had for the past five years for the next 11 months, if not more than that and I’m gonna continue getting in that ring and just giving everything I have to make sure everybody gets their money’s worth,” said Alexander.

H/T: POST Wrestling

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