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
When TNA brought Josh Mathews in to replace Mike Tenay, they were hoping that a younger commentator could breathe some new life into Impact Wrestling as they make their way to Destination America. That is exactly what he accomplished. Management is said to be quite pleased with how the move has worked out. Mathews has done a solid job, and the show does have a fresh feeling after years of Tenay.
February 16, 2015
One of the worst kept secrets in the business over the last couple of weeks was the fact that Josh Mathews would be taking over as the voice of Impact Wrestling for Mike Tenay when TNA shifts their brand over to Destination America. Well, things have now been made official, as a press release was issued earlier today. Mathews basically thanked the company for the opportunity, and he said it was an honor to replace a legend like Tenay.
December 18, 2014
As many people are already aware, Josh Mathews will be replacing Mike Tenay as the new play by play commentator for Impact Wrestling. We just did not know when the passing of the torch would take place. It looks like TNA is going to pull the trigger on the transition right away. With the debut episode of their show on Destination America set to take place on January 7, 2015, that should be the night when Mathews makes his debut for the promotion as well.
December 10, 2014