IMPACT WRESTLING: Matt Striker to lead new Impact Wrestling play-by-play team with D’Lo Brown

Posted on 1/14/121 by Colin Vassallo

Starting with the Hard To Kill pay-per-view, Impact
Wrestling announced that a new play-by-play team will take
the reigns as Matt Striker and D’Lo Brown will take over
from Josh Mathews and Madison Rayne.

Striker will be serving as the new play-by-play man while
Brown will be doing color commentary. Rayne is leaving the
promotion while Mathews was given a promotion to senior
producer and was rewarded with a new multi-year deal.

Matt Striker said that he always loved wrestling and loves
the fact that the sport unites so many people. “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.”

His new tag team partner at the announce desk, D’Lo Brown,
said he’s excited to join Striker to call the action every
week and cannot wait to have the best seat in the house.
“I’m humbled to follow the IMPACT broadcasting path of Don
West and Mike Tenay, and most recently Don Callis, Madison
Rayne and certainly Josh Mathews. I’m beyond grateful for
this opportunity. I know there are big shoes to fill, but
Striker and I will do our best.”

Meanwhile, Mathews added, “My play-by-play career has
spanned nearly 20 years – from WrestleMania to Bound For
Glory to incredible moments from IMPACT Wrestling on AXS
TV,” Mathews said. “Producing will allow me to have a bigger
role in the overall production of our weekly show, PPVs and
IMPACT+ Specials. This transition has been a great process,
Matt and D’Lo are bringing a fresh energy and are ready to
go. It was a special year in 2020, and both Madison Rayne
and I will always be grateful for the opportunity and look
forward to these exciting changes.”

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