For those of you that have emailed about this, Josh Mathews will be gone from the announcer’s table but you will have to wait a few weeks before it happens. The story they are building to is for two teams to compete against each other. One team will represent Jeremy Borash and the other team will represent Mathews. The build-up for the match started with Mathews getting in the ring and ripping on Borash and the returning Karen Jarrett. It was the first time that Mathews brought up Madison Rayne as his wife on the air. The segment was said to be really good with a ton of heat and Karen Jarrett was said to be excellent on the microphone.
On the final show of the last set of tapings, Mathews’ team lost so he is officially gone as an announcer. I don’t know what Mathews will be doing going forward with the company but Dave Meltzer reported that Jeff Jarrett’s plan was always to remove Mathews as an announcer but they wanted to do a storyline to explain his exit.
We’ve gotten a lot of emails on the Impact announcing being sub par so I am sure this news will make a lot of fans happy.