Impact: Josh Alexander on Injury Return, Frankie Kazarian on Impact Return Decision, Impact Ratings for Aug. 24th

Josh Alexander Comments on Impact Return from Injury Would Have Been Sooner If He Didn’t Have Surgery

A recent episode of the Straight Talk Wrestling podcast featured Josh Alexander as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Alexander’s thoughts about his return from triceps injury at this past July’s Impact Wrestling’s Slammiversary 2023 event.

“The mental part’s the hardest part. Physical pain, if anybody’s watched me wrestle for the past nearly 18 years I’ve been in this business, pain doesn’t really stop me that much. Only for the sake of me having my son Jett, my son Lucas there did I even consider surgery this time to fix this injury. It’s something I probably could have rehabbed and worked through and come back a little bit faster. But I didn’t want to have a left arm that was compromised moving forward in my life with my children and all this other stuff.

The mental game, it’s just sitting on your coach, watching everybody have all this success, do all the things that you want to do and not be part of the team. IMPACT Wrestling, as much as we’re competing for these championships and for everything else all the time, I look at that place like my family. Everybody else on that roster, from every Knockout to every member of the male locker room to everybody on the crew, they’re family. For me to not be on the road, not be competing, not be doing my part to try to grow this company and get eyes on it, that ate away at me every day, so that’s the part I’m looking forward to most coming back.”

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Frankie Kazarian Comments on “Returning To IMPACT Was Hands Down The Best Decision I Could’ve Made”

A recent episode of the Ten Count podcast featured Frankie Kazarian as the guest. One of the topics discussed included Kazarian’s thoughts about his feeling that his decision to return to Impact Wrestling was the best decision he could have made.

“I left where I was and I chose to come here, this was where I wanted to be and it’s been wonderful. This company is on a roll, this locker room is the best I’ve been in ever in terms of not only talent, but just good hard working people. Good people behind the scenes. It’s been hands down the best decision I could have made. I’ve been saying a lot this year that my motto is bet on yourself, bet on yourself and you’ll never lose and that’s what I decided to do and so far it’s been a win for me.”

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Impact Ratings – August 24, 2023

The August 24th episode of Impact Wrestling’s Impact! drew 99,000 viewers on AXS TV, down from the prior week’s 117,000 viewers.

It drew a 0.01 rating in the 18-49 demographic, down from the prior week’s 0.02 rating.

As noted before, the August 31st episode of Impact! drew 134,000 viewers and a 0.02 18-49 demographic rating.

Source: Wrestlenomics