Josh Mathews Says "TNA" Was Stupid And Crass

Impact announcer Josh Mathews spoke to Sporting News about the changes in Impact Wrestling, Bobby Heenan and more. You can see the full interview at this link, and highlights below:

Rumors of Anthem not wanting GFW/Impact anymore:

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"You wake up in the morning and read an article from Sports Illustrated saying that Anthem wants out and they're hemorrhaging funds and they don't want to have anything to do with this anymore. To me, that's the furthest thing from the truth. They're invested. We're doing 'Bound for Glory' on Nov. 5 and all this momentum is going forward. Then one story and one thing and one negative piece of journalism comes out and it kind of puts you eight steps back and it's really difficult."

No longer being "TNA":

"I thought we did a great job of getting rid of TNA. Anyone that's listened to me closely call commentary, I never said TNA from the day I started here. It's not something that as a 36-year-old man, I don't want to go into a networking party and have somebody say where do you work and I tell them TNA. It's stupid and it's crass."

Impact moving from the Impact Zone:

“I think scaled back would be the best way to put it. I think it's always there; it's always going to be home. I think the longer you stay away from something, the more it means when you come back.”

Check out the full interview at this link.

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