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Josh Mathews

[Josh Mathews GALLERY]

[Tough Enough Kids]

Title History

  • IMPACT Wrestling Grand title given by Matt Sydal to Josh Mathews (March 15, 2018);

Career Highlights

  • Josh Mathews finished in the Top 3 of the first ever WWF Tough Enough competition (won by Maven)..
  • Josh Mathews began taking indy bookings shortly after the conclusion of Tough Enough..
  • Josh Mathews ended up signing with Jimmy Hart’s XWF (Xtreme Wrestling Federation)..
  • ~~~Josh Mathews had a series of matches against Kid Kash which got him a lot of attention..
  • ~~~Josh Mathews recieved praise from the legendary Greg Valentine, who says he has a great future in Wrestling..
  • Josh Mathews signs on with the World Wrestling Entertainment production crew and media staff..
  • September 16, 2002 – RAW: Josh Mathews makes his broadcasting debut in a segment on TSN (which broadcasts RAW in Canada)..
  • ~~~The segment is traditionally used to hype upcoming WWE events in Canada..
  • December 2002: Josh Mathews becomes a regular announcer for Velocity along side The Cat..
  • December 2002: Josh Mathews also assumes a position of Smackdown! backstage reporter..
  • November 4, 2004 – SmackDown!: Booker T & Josh Mathews defeated John Bradshaw Layfield & Orlando Jordan..
  • November 11, 2003 – SmackDown!: Josh Mathews defeated Orlando Jordan with help from Booker T!
  • November 25, 2004 – SmackDown!: The Big Show throws a Thanksgiving party which, of course, ends up as a big food fight..
  • ~~~The Big Show, Joy Giovanni, Josh Mathews, Tazz, Michael Cole, Tony Chimmel, and Luther Reigns were involved..
  • March 31, 2005 – SmackDown!: Kurt Angle made an example out of backstage announcer Josh Mathews by brutally attacking him!
  • December 9, 2005 – SmackDown!: Josh Mathews’ body was invaded by the the Undertaker to relay a message to Randy Orton..
  • August 25, 2008–RAW: Josh Mathews & Candice Michelle reported from the Democratic National Convention in Colorado..
  • September 1, 2008–RAW: Josh Mathews & Mickie James & Mr. Kennedy reported from the Republican National Convention..
  • September 7, 2009–RAW: Josh Mathews helped guest host Bob Barker plug his new book “Priceless Memories”..
  • April 9, 2010–SmackDown!: Dolph Ziggler attacked backstage interviewer Josh Mathews and put him out with a sleeper..
  • February 4, 2011–SmackDown!: Booker T joined the SmackDown! announce team along side Josh Mathews & Michael Cole..
  • June 25, 2014–Josh Mathews was released from WWE.
  • Josh Matthews signed a TNA Wrestling contract at the end of the year 2014.
  • January 2015: Josh Mathews was officially a TNA commentator to replace Mike Tenay.
  • June 15, 2017 – IMPACT Wrestling: Josh Mathews defeated Sandeep Tekhan.
  • July 2, 2017 – IMPACT Slammiversary XV: Abyss and Jeremy Borash defeated Josh Mathews and Scott Steiner in a no disqualification match.
  • March 15, 2018 – IMPACT Wrestling: Josh Mathews was given the IMPACT Wrestling Grand title by Matt Sydal.
  • March 23, 2018 – IMPACT Wrestling: Matt Sydal w Josh Mathews defeated Rohit Raju to retain the X-Division title.
  • January 16, 2021 – IMPACT Wrestling Hard To Kill: Josh Mathews & Madison Rayne were replaced by Matt Striker & D-Lo Brown on the commentary team.
Updated: January 18, 2021 @ 4:54 pm

Social Media

Twitter: realjoshmathews

Trained By

Tough Enough,
Al Snow,
Jacqueline Moore,




November 25, 1980


Sea Isle City, NJ






143 lbs

Finishing Move(s)

Frog Splash

Favorite Move(s)

Notable Feuds

Orlando Jordan,
Jeremy Borash