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TNA Announcer Gives Huge Praise to Vince McMahon

(WWE CEO Vince McMahon)

WrestleList recently spoke to Impact Wrestling announcer Josh Matthews. Below are highlights from that interview

On Getting His Start as an Announcer:

“There are quite a few people who helped me on the way,” said Mathews. “When I first started I was in the car with Michael Cole and Taz and learned a tremendous amount from them. I also learnt from Jim Ross and Paul Heyman had a tremendous influence on my career. When Paul Heyman was the lead writer for SmackDown, and SmackDown was produced on Tuesday, postproduction was done on a Wednesday, and the show was put out on Thursday, Paul would be there for the edit of the show.”

On Who He Got To Work With:

“We would be there; Michael Cole, Paul [Heyman], Taz and myself would be in the studio until 5 o’clock in the morning and changing the call of the show,” Mathews recalled. “Those guys would be in the booth, and learning from Paul [Heyman] how to do this from a commentary standpoint.”

On Vince McMahon’s Influence:

“When you sit down and do the main shows you’re working directly for the man who owns the company [Vince McMahon] and he’s listening to every word you say,” said Mathews. “He also had a tremendous effect on my career and still continues to to this day. I can hear him in my head when I call things, ‘Don’t scream at me’ and ‘Don’t over sell this’ I can hear it. That has molded me in to the play-by-play announcer I am today.”

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