On Saturday night at Hard To Kill, IMPACT Wrestling will debut their new broadcast team. Former wrestlers Matt Striker and D’Lo Brown will replace Josh Matthews and Madison Rayne in the commentary booth. Moving forward, Striker will call the play-by-play while Brown will provide color commentary. The change in commentary comes as one of several changes within the company in recent months.
Speaking on his new role, Matt Striker said, “I’ve always loved professional wrestling. It is a love that unites so many people”. Later, Striker added, “Pro wrestling is a sport, and I want to be mindful to call it as such. I’ve learned and grown so much since I began, and I thank the fans, and the critics, for that. It is not lost on me the opportunity that is before me. I can once again lend my voice to the sport that I love. I’m poised to describe, analyze, and witness the most advanced athletes the sport has ever seen. I am excited, nervous, thankful, and humbled. I cannot wait to get out there. You will always be able hear the fan in me.”
IMPACT Wrestling will debut a new broadcast team
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D’Lo Brown also commented on his new role in IMPACT Wrestling. “I’m very excited to join the IMPACT Wrestling broadcast booth,” Brown said. “I know working alongside Matt Striker will be a lot of fun. I believe in IMPACT Wrestling, with its amazing roster of skilled Superstars and Knockouts – and can’t wait to have the best seat in the house to call all the action.”
Matt Striker and D’Lo Brown will replace Josh Matthews and Madison Rayne, who have called the action together since March of 2020. Matthews will remain in the company, as IMPACT Wrestling has promoted him to Senior Producer. As for Madison Rayne, she will address her future with the company on Saturday night at Hard to Kill.
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