At this point, it is no secret that #TeamGOAT lost to #TeamJB last week on #IMPACTonPOP, and as one would assume, Josh Mathews did not take it well.
Prior to the now infamous 4-versus-4 man match, Mathews was so boastfully confident that his team, made up of Lashley, Bram, Eli Drake and Tyrus, would win the match, that he said he would leave IMPACT Wrestling if they lost to Jeremy Borash’s team of Chris Adonis, Matt Morgan, Alberto El Patron and Magnus.
Unfortunately for Josh Mathews, that came true, and the announce team now consists of Pope and JB.
In light of this new beginning for the IMPACT Wrestling announce table, we are taking a look at three iconic announce duos, that JB and Pope may pull some inspiration from.
Pat Summerall and John Madden
They are a legendary team who famously called NFL games as a pair for several years. It would be a friendship that would last for 22 seasons on two different networks, and has come to be known as one of the best of all time. Summerall died in April 2013, and Madden was quoted saying, “Pat Summerall is the voice of football and always will be.”
Photo: USA Today
Mike Patrick and Dick Vitale
This pair is truly one of the most beloved announce teams in the history of televised sports. They had a run of 23 consecutive seasons calling college basketball games together, and still work together occasionally to this day.
Photo: Classic Sports TV
Pepper Brooks and Cotton McKnight
They aren’t real-life people per say, but the announce team from the movie Dodgeball: A True Underdog Story deserve a shout-out. Pepper Brooks and Cotton McKnight called the Las Vegas Dodgeball Tournament for ESPN 8, The Ocho, and have some of the most hilarious and memorable lines of the entire move.
Hannah is a graduate of the University of Tennessee with degrees in Journalism and Electronic Media and Political Science. She writes daily features for impactwrestling.com and has been with IMPACT since 2013.