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Josh Alexander Is Interested In Working NJPW G1 Climax Tournament, More News

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Davey Boy Smith Jr. is interested in working Josh Barnett’s Bloodsport X event, which takes place over WrestleMania 40 weekend.

Speaking on a recent edition of the “In The Weeds” podcast, the former WWE Superstar commented on his hopes for the upcoming iteration of the series. He said,

“I have not spoken to Josh about this yet, but I am going to be under the assumption that I will be participating in the Bloodsport coming up this year. Unfortunately, because of my stomach issues, I haven’t been training quite as regularly as I once was in the martial arts aspect. I’m getting back into that now. It took me a while to get back to a neutral state with my body with appendicitis and diverticulosis. Once you get to that state, you want to get into great shape and doing a lot of conditioning, sparring, kickboxing, flipping tires. It took a while to get back to a neutral state.”

He continued, “I do have faith that I will be at the 2024 Bloodsport event. I do not know of an opponent, but there is a lot of great talent out there. This is one guy that I’ve trained with, sparred with, and wrestled with that is a dear friend of mine; Erik Hammer. He’s been on the Bloodsport events in the past. He and I would shake hands, and may the best man win. It would be great competition and a great match to go up against a caliber of athlete like himself. People don’t know enough about him, but he’s a highly skilled grappler, in great shape, and an awesome dude. He would be somebody I would look forward to stepping in the ring with for Bloodsport.”

Josh Alexander is interested in competing in the NJPW G1 Climax.

Speaking with Monthly Puroresu, the TNA wrestler opined on potentially being part of the annual tournament.

You can check out some highlights from the interview below:

On why he wants to be in the G1: “I’ve been a wrestling fan for a very long time. When I was a teenager I discovered Japanese wrestling. The first DVD I got was the AJPW Champion Carnival. Then I discovered the NJPW G1. The who’s who of the best in-ring talents from around the world have competed in the G1. I’d like nothing better than to test myself in one and show the world how good I am.”

On if he could fill the void left by Kazuchika Okada, Will Ospreay and Tama Tonga: “I’d absolutely say I could step in and fill part of the void left over from their departures from a match quality perspective. Of course, those are some enormous shoes to fill as far as their equity and star power built up across the world from their tenures in NJPW. But I’d love to try.”

On Ospreay saying he should be in the G1: “Of course it’s huge. Will is one of the best in the world – a top guy in NJPW and known around the world. His endorsement carries weight. When he speaks people take notice. Now we wait and see if it is what can make it happen I suppose.”

On if he would be disappointed if he wasn’t in this year’s G1 Climax: “No. This wrestling business is unpredictable. I’ve learned over the years to not get your hopes up unless the flights are booked. To even compete in the G1 would take a lot of coordination and planning with regards to my other commitments. So I can cross my fingers. But I won’t be let down. Everything happens as and when it should.”

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