Updated: May 6
Josh Alexander and his record-setting reign as the IMPACT World Champion are sadly overlooked by the majority of professional wrestling fans
It's hard to imagine being recognized as the World Champion, yet somehow NOT being recognized on the street. But when you're IMPACT titleholder, Josh Alexander, keeping a low profile often comes with the territory. Not that he really seems to mind all that much.
The Walking Weapon has stood atop the promotion since regaining the gold on April 23, 2022, at Rebellion. Since then, he's defended it honorably and admirably against every contender the company has thrown his way. And he's done it with an abundance of both class and dignity, as he marches closer to his one-year anniversary as the man on top of the mountain.
He's gotten to this point by the most logical progression possible. He found his initial success in IMPACT as part of an excellent tag team, The North, with fellow Canadian grappler 'All Ego' Ethan Page. They would capture the World Tag Team titles on two occasions and dominate the company's duos division from 2019-2020.
After Page departed for All Elite Wrestling, Alexander would embark on a solo career that saw him become the X-Division Champion. The storied history of that holy grail is enough to be a crowning achievement for any performer. And there's no doubt that he cherished the championship. But after a certain amount of seasoning, an opportunity would arise elsewhere. And it was the chance that Josh Alexander had been waiting for his whole life.
The Walking Weapon would take aim at becoming the IMPACT World Champion, and he didn't plan to miss his target
He would target Christian Cage, eventually defeating him at Bound for Glory 2021. Admittedly, his first title win was a bit of a debacle, with him losing the championship almost immediately to Moose -who cashed in his 'Call Your Shot' contract at the time. But since regaining the belt, The Walking Weapon has been trudging through title contenders. His current reign is the longest ever in IMPACT Wrestling history.