Josh Alexander (wrestler)

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Josh Alexander
Josh Alexander Alpha-1 2018B.jpg
Alexander in December 2018
Birth nameJoshua Lemay
Born (1987-05-29) May 29, 1987 (age 32)[1]
Bolton, Ontario, Canada[2][1]
ResidenceToronto, Ontario, Canada[3][4]
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Josh Alexander[5]
Billed height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)[5]
Billed weight240 lb (110 kg)[5]
Billed fromToronto, Ontario, Canada[5]
Trained byJohnny Devine[4]
Debut2005[4]

Joshua Lemay[2][6] (May 29, 1987)[1] is a Canadian professional wrestler, better known by the ring name Josh Alexander. He is currently signed to Impact Wrestling,[5] where he is currently one half of the Impact World Tag Team Champions with Ethan Page.

He is a one-time PWG World Tag Team Champion with Ethan Page as Monster Mafia, and a one-time AAW Heavyweight Champion.

Professional wrestling career[edit]

Independent circuit (2005–present)[edit]

Josh Alexander was trained to wrestle by Johnny Devine.[4] He debuted in 2005.[4] He then started his career on the regional Canadian independent circuit. He met fellow wrestler Ethan Page in the Alpha-1 promotion in Ontario in 2010, where the two became close friends.[4] A year later, they formed the tag team Monster Mafia where they wrestled for various promotions including Ring of Honor (ROH) and AAW Wrestling.[7][4] In 2013 he suffered a neck injury during a AAW match. After taking time off to heal, he returned to action. A few months after, he reinjured his neck during a ROH tryout match with ReDRagon. He had herniated a disk so he would have his C5-C6 vertebrae fused to fix the injury.[8]

However, he did not take time off during this time and kept the injury a secret, not wanting to squander the opportunity to work with ROH.[8] In February 2015, Monster Mafia debuted for Pro Wrestling Guerilla (PWG), facing The Young Bucks in their first match.[8] He would shortly after again injure his neck in a match with Matt Sydal and Chris Sabin.[8] Alexander would again work through it, with Page and him participating in the annual Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament in May. They would win the PWG World Tag Team Championship in the first round match with Joey Ryan and Candice LeRae.[8] The reign would be short-lived, losing it later that night. Alexander would again have neck surgery in July 2015, retiring from wrestling.[8][9]

After him and Page momentary went their separate ways, he wrestled for Absolute Intense Wrestling (AIW), PROGRESS Wrestling, and Beyond Wrestling, among other promotions.[4]

Impact Wrestling (2019–present)[edit]

In February 2019, Alexander signed a three-year contract with Canadian promotion Impact Wrestling.[7][10] Impact Wrestling subsequently hyped Alexander's debut with an online documentary made by Toronto-based filmmaker Glen Matthews.[11] Alexander reformed with Ethan Page under the name The North, as they defeated El Reverso and Sheldon Jean on the April 12 episode of Impact.[12] On July 5 at the Bash at the Brewery event, The North defeated The Latin American Xchange (Santana and Ortiz) to win the Impact World Tag Team Championship for the first time.[13][14]

Championships and accomplishments[edit]

Alexander as A1 Alpha Male Champion and A1 Zero Gravity Champion in 2011
  • AAW Wrestling
  • Absolute Intense Wrestling
    • AIW Absolute Championship (1 time, current)
  • Alpha-1 Wrestling
    • A1 Alpha Male Championship (4 times)
    • A1 Zero Gravity Championship (1 time)
    • A1 Tag Team Championship (3 times, current) - with Ethan Page (2, current) and Tyson Dux (1)
  • Capital City Championship Combat
    • C4 Championship (1 time)
    • C4 Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Rahim Ali
  • Destiny World Wrestling
    • DWW Championship (1 time)
  • Fringe Pro Wrestling
    • FPW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Ethan Page
  • Great Canadian Wrestling
    • GCW Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Tyler Tirva
  • Impact Wrestling
  • Insane Wrestling League
    • IWL Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Ethan Page
  • International Wrestling Cartel
    • IWC Super Indy Championship (2 times)
    • IWC Tag Team Championship (1 time, current) – with Ethan Page
  • Pro Wrestling Guerrilla
  • Squared Circle Wrestling
    • SCW Premier Championship (2 times)
  • The Wrestling Revolver
    • PWR Tag Team Championship (1 time, current) - with Ethan Page[15]
  • Union Of Independent Professional Wrestlers
    • UNION Heavyweight Championship (1 time)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Josh Alexander". Online World of Wrestling.
  2. ^ a b "Josh Alexander: Profile & Match Listing". www.profightdb.com. Internet Wrestling Database (IWD).
  3. ^ https://twitter.com/walking_weapon
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h Jamie Greer (Managing Editor) (2019-02-24). "BREAKING: Josh Alexander Signs 3-Year Deal with IMPACT Wrestling". Last Word on Pro Wrestling. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  5. ^ a b c d e "Josh Alexander - IMPACT Wrestling". Impact Wrestling. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  6. ^ "Josh Alexander Profile". Wrestlingdata.com - The World's Largest Wrestling Database. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  7. ^ a b "Josh Alexander signs three-year contract with Impact Wrestling". F4wonline.com. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  8. ^ a b c d e f "CANOE - SLAM! Sports - Wrestling - Guest Column : Josh Alexander: Why I am walking away from wrestling". Slam.canoe.com. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  9. ^ https://www.wrestleview.com/roh-indy-wrestling-news/54841-independent-star-josh-alexander-to-retire-in-july-after-neck-surgery/
  10. ^ "Josh Alexander Signs A 3-Year Deal With IMPACT Wrestling | Fightful Wrestling". Fightful.com. 2019-02-24. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  11. ^ "New Impact Wrestling wrestler Josh Alexander featured in a documentary - Pro Wrestling Dot Net". Prowrestling.net. 2019-04-12. Retrieved 2019-05-14.
  12. ^ "IMPACT Wrestling Results – April 12, 2019". Impactwrestling.com. Impact Wrestling. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  13. ^ https://twitter.com/IMPACTWRESTLING/status/1147325688321642497
  14. ^ Coder, Brie. "New Champions Crowned Before Slammiversary PPV, New Changes To The Match Card". WrestlingInc. Retrieved July 6, 2019.
  15. ^ https://www.cagematch.net//?id=5&nr=3571

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