IMPACT play-by-play man Tom Hannifan was the latest guest on Busted Open Radio, where Hannifan discussed a number of different topics, including his thoughts on Josh Alexander’s world title win at Rebellion, and how the victory served as an analogy for the tenacity and longevity of IMPACT Wrestling. Highlights from the interview can be found below.
On Josh Alexander winning back the IMPACT world title:
I think the beauty of what happened at Rebellion was that Josh was this analogy for the company in a lot of ways. I said it on the broadcast that he worked 17 years to become World Champion. That was taken away from him at Bound For Glory, and you have to rebuild yourself. He rebuilt himself in this six-month span to prove that he could be World Champion legitimately.
How Alexander’s victory was an analogy for the tenacity of IMPACT:
I think it’s an analogy for IMPACT Wrestling just because this is a company that has had some fantastic times, was innovative in its heyday, has had some challenges, I think everyone will acknowledge that within IMPACT Wrestling. The pandemic was difficult for IMPACT Wrestling and companies all over the world. But it’s the courage and tenacity of the people in IMPACT Wrestling that keep this thing moving forward now for 20 years. That is no small feat. So I think it was emotional, obviously for Josh. It was emotional for us on commentary and for the entire company.
(H/T and transcribed by Fightful)