Impact Wrestling X-Division Champion Josh Alexander took to Twitter today, announcing that he’s leaving his regular job to become a full-time professional wrestler. He said,
I’ve dreamt of this day for longer than I can remember. A day when I don’t need to wake up at 3am to workout before heading to the job site. A day when I don’t rush from my red eye home to a shift. A day where I can finally have time to truly dedicate myself to this business that I love.
It’s a stressful thought running around without that security blanket of guaranteed income. But risks often produce the biggest rewards.
I’ve often wondered what I’d be able to do as a wrestler when I don’t have to work 40+ hours a week on top of the training & travel. It’s a scary thought. I guess now we will finally get to find out.
None of this is possible without the support of the fans. Without IMPACT Wrestling giving me countless opportunities to show I’m a world class wrestler. Without all the independent promotions that book me & give me time to grow my brand & do what I love.
I can’t thank all of you enough. I’ll continue to show my gratitude by giving everything I have everytime I step in a ring, no matter where or for whom.
It took 15yrs but I’m finally a Professional Wrestler. pic.twitter.com/fr7Xpg2Mon
— Josh Alexander (@Walking_Weapon) September 1, 2021