It appears as if “The Straight Edge Superstar” isn’t the only one receiving high praise for his work on commentary.
While C.M. Punk is drawing rave reviews from those in the Internet wrestling community—and reportedly World Wrestling Entertainment management—there seems to be someone else doing a fabulous job, who has received one of the strongest endorsements that an individual could receive.
From a WWE Hall Of Fame announcer.
While filling in for Michael Cole on WWE Monday Night RAW this past week, Josh Mathews was the under-the-radar performer of the evening for his role on commentary. Jim Ross also took notice and gave the former WWE Tough Enough contestant some praise this week.
I thought Josh Mathews did a really nice job replacing Michael Cole Monday night on RAW after Cole discovered Randy Orton‘s RKO," Jim Ross wrote on his blog earlier this week. "Josh is a student of the game and works hard and I hope that he gets more, higher profile opportunities in the future.”
Josh has really worked to get to the position he has since falling short on the first season of WWE Tough Enough, with several stints in roles as a backstage correspondent and commentator for various second-rate shows such as Sunday Night Heat and the ECW brand.
Mathews also worked, commentating matches, in World Wrestling Entertainment‘s developmental territory, Florida Championship Wrestling before becoming the color commentator for WWE NXT.
With Mathews filling in for Todd Grisham—who “The Worldwide Leader In Sports Entertainment” hasn’t been too thrilled with—on this week’s edition of Friday Night SmackDown, it appears as if the job is his for now and sky’s the limit.
Contributing author Christopher Dunfee is a feature writer for Force Of Wrestling and covers professional wrestling organizations World Wrestling Entertainment and Total Nonstop Action Wrestling. To contact Christopher for radio appearances or any other media inquiries, be sure to contact him at firstname.lastname@example.org.