All Elite Wrestling (AEW) and Impact Wrestling fans have clamored for Josh Alexander and Ethan Page to reform The North ever since they split, and Alexander has a storyline in mind.
Alexander, the reigning Impact X Division champion, expects to cross paths with his best friend again. In a new interview with Cageside Seat’s Shakiel Mahjouri, “The Walking Weapon” details how a reunion would play out.
“I think it would begin as a reunion because there’s a bunch of dream matches on the table that I think need to happen for the sake of the wrestling community and what we could do as a tag team,” Alexander says. “But I think inevitably it ends up in a rivalry because we’re two contrasting individuals. I think when you put those two things together, it creates magic. So I think it’s inevitable. But who knows? Never say never, right?”
Standing atop the hill of dream matches for Alexander are Cash Wheeler and Dax Hardwood.
“FTR,” he says when asked about his number one dream tag team match. “I was an enormous fan of FTR and I think even now I still regard them as the greatest tag team on Earth. If we’re ever going to call ourselves that, I think we need to go head-to-head with them and test ourselves.”
Alexander also takes a moment to praise his former tag team partner. Page is known for his “All Ego” moniker; however, “The Walking Weapon” says Page is anything but outside of the cage.
“Ethan is one of the most mature, selfless, funny individuals I’ve ever met in my life. If he loves you, he loves you, and he would give you the shirt off his back any day of the week,” Alexander says of his fellow Canadian. “He was invaluable in helping me in my career. He was the guy that gave me the confidence I always needed. He was the one telling me that — even though I wasn’t getting the notoriety for stealing the show and all these independent matches — that I did deserve all this praise and I should keep going and I should keep pushing. He was the one that when I wanted to give up, just pushed me to keep going. ‘All Ego’ is is a moniker, but his confidence and his ability to instill that in other people is something that I think is his best trait.”
During the interview, Alexander shares some of his favorite memories of working with Page.
“We got booked for Ring of Honor. Our first time ever as a tag team and we drove. You have to drive through [the] Detroit border. Ask any wrestler, the border is an issue already,” Alexander recalls. “We ended up driving. I drove to him, which is an hour from where I am, and we switched it to his car to drive to the border and then on to Chicago. When we switched cars, I forgot my passport. I did not realize this until we were three hours away from his house. I was at the border and I went looking for it and I just freaked out. ‘I forgot my passport. We’re screwed. I’m going to have to take a bus back to there and I’ll meet you there. I’ll somehow make this work like...’ I had been lost in the moment.
“He just looked at me with this extreme confidence and he was like, ‘If this is meant to be, it’s meant to be. What do you have in your wallet?’ It was like my birth certificate, my license. He was like, ‘Give it to me.’ I was like, ‘OK.’ We already have an issue crossing the border as wrestlers. He just takes my license with my birth certificate, rolls up to the border, rolls out the window and gives the guy the things and is like,’ My friend is an idiot. He forgot his passport. The licensing and birth certificate, does that work? And the guys just said, ‘Yeah, sure, whatever.’ And we got through the border. I was never an ‘Everything happens for a reason’ guy until that moment,” he continues. “Just his irrational confidence to do that. I’ll obviously never forget it. It was insane.”
Page may be good luck outside of the ring, but he is cursed inside the squared circle.
“Every time we were in a tag match, I don’t care what match or who we were wrestling or whatever, if there was an unfortunate thing that was going to happen, it would always happen to him,” Alexander chuckles. “So whether it was me taking a DDT and him selling on the mat and somehow for me taking the DDT, falling with my heels smoking him in the eye and giving him a black eye. Or some big guy grabbing him and heaving him across the ring and him landing in the term buckles upside down. Things that would never happen to me. All the unfortunate stuff happened to him like a Benny Hill music video.
Alexander successfully defended his X Division championship against Black Taurus at part one of Impact Wrestling Homecoming 2021.