Sea Isle City, N.J.
Play-by-play announcer for SmackDown, WWE Main Event, WWE NXT, ECW; Raw backstage interviewer; Tough Enough finalist
Josh Mathews: Bio
Recognized by the most discerning eyes as one of the best-dressed personalities in WWE history, Burberry poster boy Josh Mathews began his career with WWE in 2001, after being a part of MTV's reality show, “Tough Enough.” Instead of embarking on a career with WWE as a Superstar, Josh instead became a television interviewer for SmackDown and other shows. During his time on SmackDown, Mathews even had the opportunity to get inside the ring, collecting an undefeated record of 2-0 that he wasn't shy about boasting about, if only to humble his old broadcast colleagues Michael Cole and JBL.
Mathews extended his announcing duties to include digital media and hosted a variety of WWE Mobile and WWE.com programming. He covered the 2008 presidential conventions exclusively for WWE.com and appeared on MSNBC to discuss WWE’s Smackdown Your Vote initiative.
Mathews’ announce career continued to trend upward as he served as a color commentator on both SmackDown and WrestleMania. Mathews flourished in his role as the play-by-play announcer for WWE Main Event while still performing interviews on both TV and the WWE App. Unfortunately, being in such close proximity to volatile Superstars led to Mathews being stunned by Steve Austin, thrown through the air by Brock Lesnar, and trapped in Alberto Del Rio's Cross Armbreaker.
Despite these occasional unfortunate experiences, Mathews never backed down from an announcing assignment, regardless of the potential peril.