TNA issued a press release officially announcing the addition of Josh Mathews to their broadcast team, replacing long-time commentator Mike Tenay.
The switch has been known for weeks now but was never made official by the company. Tenay will still remain with the company in a different capacity.
“Josh Mathews is a dynamic talent who brings great energy and experience to commentating,” said John Gaburick, TNA’s Executive Vice President of Television. “I’ve had the pleasure to work with Josh for many years and know he, alongside Taz, will captivate fans and enhance the viewing experience.”
Mathews worked with Taz when the two where on the WWE payroll. Mathews was surprisingly released from WWE earlier this year and quickly joined TNA once his 90 day no-compete clause was over.
“I’m elated to join TNA and be the new voice of IMPACT WRESTLING alongside my friend and three-time World Champion Taz,” said Mathews. “I’d like to thank Dixie Carter and John Gaburick for this incredible opportunity. Mike Tenay is a legend in this business and I am humbled to build on the body of work he has established over the past 12 years on IMPACT. To have my voice attached to the amazing athletes who do what they do better than anyone in the world is a dream come true.”