Josh Mathews discusses Impact Wrestling's current standing, his future in commentary, and the signing of Tenille Dashwood (Exclusive)
And on a similar note, do you have anyone in mind for who you'd like to step into your shoes as a play-by-play guy, or are there any wrestlers you believe should be looking to step into a color commentary role in the future?
I've never really thought about it. No-one's ever asked me who I thought should replace me from a play-by-play standpoint.
I do think we need to build a depth of commentators and things like that. I've had the privilege to work with amazing people in my career from a color commentary standpoint, but I love working with Don Callis on Impact and Xplosion every week, but we also do some revolving chair stuff on there.
Color commentary, I think a lot of wrestlers could step up and do a good job. Play-by-play, you need a lot of reps. I've been doing this for 20 years and I still haven't figured out!
You're married to Madison Rayne of course. How does it feel to call your wife's matches?
It's difficult. I like the way we do it where Josh Mathews - the announcer - isn't married to the Impact Knockouts Champion Madison Rayne because it would be difficult for a husband to watch his wife in a match being physically hurt and just talk about it, so I don't think you can go down that road from a play-by-play, straight, trusted voice perspective.
I always text her right after to make sure she's okay and healthy, and liked what she did, then I can take a quick breath of relief.
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