Kurt Angle had some of the best matches of his career against Chris Benoit. During the latest episode of his podcast, the Hall of Famer admitted that Impact Wrestling star Josh Alexander reminds him of his former WWE rival.
Josh Alexander is a top talent who has become popular outside of WWE in recent years. The 35-year-old star is the current Impact Wrestling World Champion in his second reign with the title and has consistently drawn praise for his outstanding matches in the promotion since 2018.
Alexander recently made his NJPW debut and showed the world why his hard-hitting wrestling style fits perfectly in the Japanese market. Kurt Angle saw many similarities between the in-ring work of Chris Benoit and Josh Alexander as he felt they were both very intense and technical performers. Interestingly enough, Alexander is Canadian, like Benoit!
What the Olympic hero revealed on The Kurt Angle Show:
“Now? We just interviewed him. Josh Alexander. Very technical, very intense, a great wrestler, and he has great skills in the ring. He reminds me a lot of Benoit. Yeah, Josh, you know what?? She’s also madly in love with Candian Chris [Benoit]. They remind me a lot of each other.” [58:57 to 59:41]
Kurt Angle Would Have Paid ‘Good Money’ To See Josh Alexander Vs Chris Benoit
Due to the controversy surrounding his death, Chris Benoit’s name is rarely mentioned in the mainstream wrestling media. As we’ve previously reported, Kurt Angle explained his decision to acknowledge Benoit’s work in the ring and didn’t want to overshadow the best moments of his career by ignoring the former World Champion.
Angle knows how good Benoit was inside the square circle and he has recently become familiar with Josh Alexander’s talents in the Impact Zone.
The WWE Hall of Famer said that a long dream match between Alexander and Benoit would be an all-time classic. He added:
“Oh, man! I’d pay good money to see that match. It’s going to be an incredible match. You know it’s not going to be short, it’s going to be long. I mean, Josh has done Ironman matches , and also Chris E.” [from 1:00:00 to 1:00:18]
Which modern star do you think comes close to equaling Chris Benoit in the ring? Let us know in the comments section below.