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
While he would never publicly acknowledge his interest until he is contractually able to do so, the belief is that Mike Tenay would be very interested in joining Jeff Jarrett in GFW. The promotion still needs a lead commentator for when they start doing televised events. Some are under the belief that Tenay is not completely happy in TNA because he is now a producer instead of a commentator. Tenay was replaced by Josh Mathews this year.
March 5, 2015
While an extremely motivated Jeff Jarrett continues to work on getting a television deal for his new promotion, there have been a ton of speculations as to the details of GFW. Rumors surfaced recently that the voice of the promotion will be a very familiar one to longtime wrestling fans. It is being said that Jarrett is hoping to bring together Jim Ross and Mike Tenay as his broadcasting team. He tried teaming them up for New Japan in January.
February 26, 2015
The very first GFW pay per view will be taking place in a couple of weeks, so Jeff Jarrett has been working diligently to find a broadcasting partner for Jim Ross. They attempted to get Mike Tenay, but TNA turned that down because they do not want their employees to help out competing promotions. Jarrett and Ross then turned to Matt Striker, an underrated talker that was released from WWE back in June of 2013 when his contract expired.
December 15, 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