Josh Mathews discusses Impact Wrestling's current standing, his future in commentary, and the signing of Tenille Dashwood (Exclusive)

  • We asked Josh about Impact's latest signing and how long he has left behind the announce table.
Gary Cassidy
Modified 11 Aug 2019, 00:14 IST

RVD has made an Impact!
RVD has made an Impact!

And in today's current wrestling landscape, there's so much out there just now, where would you say Impact Wrestling stands right now in terms of the global wrestling phenomena going on?

I wouldn't try to rank us and say, "We're here, WWE is here, Ring of Honor's here, NJPW's here, AEW's here." I think you have certain days.

On Monday, this week, was a win for Impact - we announced the signing of Tenille Dashwood. A few weeks ago, AEW won the day when they announced their television broadcast deal. WWE is going to win some days, a lot of days.

I think you have to look at it in that sense. We are trying to do everything we can, we're on the road, we're going to be in Mexico, Las Vegas, Bound For Glory's in Chicago, then we'll head back to New York this year and we have a lot of specials. Oklahoma in September.

TNA is no longer a thing any more, it's Impact Wrestling, so we're just trying every day to make it everything that we can.

You said about each promotion winning days there. In that situation, I just think wrestling fans are the winners.

Yeah, of course!

Now, I have one final controversial question for you, you don't need to answer if you really don't want to, but - Lion King or Aladdin, which is better?


(Josh laughs) The Lion King!

I didn't see Aladdin. We saw The Lion King, saw it in 3D. It rained here, like, every day for a week earlier this summer so we saw, like, Toy Story 4, The Lion King - we saw them all except for Aladdin. I thought The Lion King was really good and I just saw this morning that it's the fourth Disney movie this year to gross $1bn, so good for them!

A huge thanks to Josh Mathews for speaking with us. You can follow Josh here.

Published 11 Aug 2019, 00:14 IST
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