Josh Matthews, who was released last week, was let go due to company cutbacks. Matthews was first hired by Kevin Dunn to be a backstage interviewer and moved to the commentary team in 2006. He did commentary on Raw, Smackdown, Heat, FCW, Main Event, Saturday Morning Slam, Superstars, and ECW. Matthews has a connection to John Gaburick. Gaburick was one of the main people behind Tough Enough in 2001 and may have had a hand in getting Kevin Dunn to hire Josh as an announcer.
We first reported on WrestlingNews.co that Gaburick invited Josh to hang out backstage at TNA last Thursday. The pre and post shows are now being done in a studio as a result of cost cutting.
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