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Josh Mathews, Slammiversary XV, Impact Wrestling in Orlando

Broadcaster Josh Mathews (right) is annoyed with broadcaster Jeremy Borash (left) during an Impact Wrestling show on Pop TV. Also pictured is D’Angelo Dinero. Mathews and Scott Steiner will face Impact Wrestling originals Borash and Joseph Park at Slammiversary XV on Sunday, July 2 from Universal Studios Florida in Orlando.
Broadcaster Josh Mathews (right) is annoyed with broadcaster Jeremy Borash (left) during an Impact Wrestling show on Pop TV. Also pictured is D’Angelo Dinero. Mathews and Scott Steiner will face Impact Wrestling originals Borash and Joseph Park at Slammiversary XV on Sunday, July 2 from Universal Studios Florida in Orlando. Photo Courtesy Impact Wrestling

Josh Mathews has lived in New Jersey, but he’s not from the Garden State.

“I lived in New Jersey for 12 years, but I’m not from there. I’m from Indiana,” he noted. “Wikipedia is a liar everyone. It also says I weigh 150 pounds. I haven’t weighed 150 pounds since I was 18. Funny story. I tried to change my Wikipedia profile once, and someone changed it back to the way they had it and emailed me, saying that I don’t know who Josh is and don’t mess with his Wikipedia page.”

Maybe there looms a Bizarro World Josh Mathews. The real Josh Mathews is living the dream, learning to become a wrestling broadcaster and pro wrestler while on the big stage, leading to a broadcasting opportunity with Impact Wrestling.

It all started in Hickory. Actually, it began at age 20 with the inaugural WWE Tough Enough in 2001.

It’s been some journey.

Indiana is basketball terrain. Though, his sport growing up, football.

Mathews, 36, attended Purdue University but did not complete college. His interest centered on professional wrestling. He wanted to pursue that field and did, putting the university academia on hold to test himself in another type of curriculum --- WWE 101.

He did not win Tough Enough, but he made an impression and eventually landed in WWE in 2002 as a backstage interviewer. That led to bigger and better. He not only became a broadcaster for WWE but he also wrestled.

In an audio interview with him to promote Impact Wrestling’s Slammiversary XV, celebrating the 15th anniversary of the company, he discussed a plethora of topics, including his broadcasting career, wrestling, his tag match at Slammiversary, music, politics, President Trump, McGregor/Mayweather, WWE, Wikipedia, the new reigme, being a goat and more.

In a special attraction grudge match at Slammiversary XV, broadcaster Josh Mathews teams with Big Poppa Pump Scott Steiner against Impact Wrestling originals broadcaster Jeremy Borash and Joseph Park.

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- SLAMMIVERSARY XV CARD

7:30 p.m. EST Sunday, July 2

At the Impact Zone at Universal Studios Orlando

Available on pay-per-view and FITE TV

Lashley (Impact) vs. Alberto El Patrón (GFW) to unify the Impact Wrestling World Heavyweight Championship and GFW Global Championship

Jeremy Borash and Joseph Park vs. Josh Mathews and Scott Steiner

Ethan Carter III vs. James Storm in a strap match

AAA stars El Hijo del Fantasma and Drago vs. a team from another international promotion vs. another team from another international promotion vs. Impact Wrestling tag champs Latin American Xchange (LAX) in a four-way tag for the titles

Rosemary (Impact) vs. Sienna (GFW) to unify the Impact Wrestling Knockouts Championship and GFW Women's Championship

DeAngelo Williams and Moose vs. Chris Adonis and Eli Drake

Eddie Edwards and Alisha Edwards vs. Davey Richards and Angelina Love in a full metal mayhem match

Sonjay Dutt (c) vs. Low-Ki in a best of three falls match for the Impact Wrestling X Division Championship

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IMPACTING ORLANDO

Impact Wrestling will be at Universal Studios Orlando in July.

Impact Wrestling’s Slammiversary XV is live on pay-per-view at 7:30 p.m. ET Sunday, July 2 from Universal Studios Orlando. Then, Impact Wrestling TV tapings are July 3-6 also at Universal Studios Orlando.

See Lashley, Alberto El Patron, Cody, Rosemary, EC3, The Blue Print Matt Morgan, Gail Kim, Cowboy James Storm, Scott Steiner, Madison Rayne, Moose, Bram, Trevor Lee, Allie, Robbie E, Jessie Godderz, Ava Storie, Eddie Edwards, Davey Richards, Brandi Rhodes, Rockstar Spud, Abyss, ODB, LAX (including Miami’s Diamante and Konnan), Josh Matthews and more.

Admission to the shows at Universal Studios is free.

Special VIP Experience and Travel Packages, which include fan interaction, are available.

Go to http://shoptna.com/april-2017-vip-package.aspx

For more info on the VIP Experience and Travel Packages, click HERE.

- SLAMMIVERSARY XV PPV

IMPACT WRESTLING TV TAPINGS

at Universal Studios Orlando

Sunday, July 2 – Thursday, July 6.

VIP and Travel Packages, go to http://shoptna.com/april-2017-vip-package.aspx

- IMPACT WRESTLING on POP

Impact Wrestling, under the Anthem Sports & Entertainment banner, is 8 p.m. ET Thursdays on Pop TV.

It is also available on GameTV in Canada and Fight Network.

- Pro Wrestling On The Web

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