Josh Mathews Reveals If Jeremy Borash’s WWE Signing Affected IMPACT Wrestling Plans


IMPACT Wrestling announcer Josh Mathews recently took part in a media call to answer several professional wrestling questions. Here are the highlights:

How he found out Jeremy Borash was leaving to WWE and how it affected their plans: “I saw somewhere online that it was reported that we re-voiced stuff that ‘JB’ and I had already done, which wasn’t true,” Mathews said. “Our next video session, when we found out that Jeremy was leaving the company was like three or four days later and we had time to come up with a different game plan, and come up with what the right decision was going to be. There was a lot of different opinions, a lot of different thoughts, and I think the final decision was the best one they could have made. Sonjay [Dutt] came here and did great. And now we have that situation in place.”

How important Borash was to IMPACT: “I mean, important, sure. I think that– everything is moving at the speed at which it was moving before Jeremy said he was leaving, I guess is the best way I could put that,” Mathews responded. “There’s no hitch, there was no glitch, everything’s just smoothly running as it were if he were still here or not here.”

If anything has changed for him, in terms of role, with commentary duties changing up: “No, it didn’t. The stuff that I do stays the same, stayed the same, doesn’t change,” Mathews replied. “I wish him nothing but luck and success down there, it’s a different beast. But as far as what I do, nothing was affected other than switching back from color commentary to play-by-play announcing, which is what I have been doing for fourteen years.”

H/T Wrestling Inc. for the transcriptions

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