There are rumors floating around that Mike Tenay could be leaving TNA, as his contract with the promotion expires at the end of 2015. Management replaced him at the announce table with Josh Mathews. Tenay ended up working backstage with the production team. The belief is that the two sides will move on from one another, and Tenay will focus on his sports betting podcast job.
December 26, 2015
To make Bound For Glory even more of a special event, TNA has decided to bring in a third commentator to join Elijah Burke and Josh Mathews. The two of them teased the mystery announcer through social media. No credible leaks on the identity have surfaced, but there is a ton of speculation as usual. The third man might only be used on pay per view and not on Impact Wrestling.
September 27, 2015
In a rather surprising bit of news, Madison Rayne is now married. Her husband is none other than TNA commentator Josh Mathews. Not a lot of fans were even aware that the two of them were involved in a relationship. The company sent out an official congratulations message via social media. The internet wrestling community is praising Mathews for being able to score such a beautiful lady.
September 2, 2015
Earlier in the year, Elijah Burke revealed that he had been in communication with Triple H in regards to a WWE return. However, it now appears that he will be returning to TNA instead. Burke is slated to make an appearance during an episode of Impact Wrestling later on this month. It is being said that he will be doing commentary with Josh Mathews. NO word yet on whether or not that will be his full time role, but do not rule out an in ring return.
May 10, 2015
While it is still pretty early on, it appears that the return on investment for Josh Mathews has been a rather good one for TNA. He is doing a tremendous job of being a one man commentating team after the departure of Taz. The company might have been in a bind had it just been Mike Tenay out there by himself. While he is one of the most knowledgeable guys to ever do the job, Tenay is a guy that works much better when there is a color commentator.
April 26, 2015
When Tommy Dreamer gave Shane Helms a chance to be a commentator for House of Hardcore, a new career opportunity was opened. Rumors are now floating around that TNA is considering Helms as a potential replacement for Taz, who recently parted ways with the company. Helms was recently added to the front office as an agent and producer, but a change could be made if management deems him to be the best option to join Josh Mathews.
April 23, 2015
To clear the air, Taz revealed some details about his departure from TNA. He stated that his contract was up later on this summer, and he already had plans of moving on to do something else. The former world heavyweight champion stated that his decision to ask for a release was purely related to business. It was not personal, and he refuses to bash the company. The New York native also mentioned that he has no issues with Josh Mathews, whom he praises.
April 19, 2015
There is some backstage heat currently between Taz and TNA. Reports have stated that he purposely skipped a voice over session for a taped episode of Impact Wrestling. It is said that he absolutely refused to get on his flight from New York City to Nashville because he was upset that his pay check was late. Josh Mathews ended up working the episode alone. There are talks that Al Snow could be the replacement commentator if needed.
April 14, 2015
Count Josh Mathews as another former employee who is critical of WWE. During a recent podcast interview, he stated that Vince McMahon has lost touch with his product. Mathews feels that his former boss was once a wrestling genius but he simply does not get it any more. He also states that it is called the Universe because McMahon is so egotistical. Mathews also talks about having trouble dropping bad habits he learned in that company.
March 9, 2015