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The W - Pro Wrestling - Josh Mathews and Tough Enough Contestants
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#1 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.83
Just quickly...Is Josh Matthews Smackdowns answer to RAWs Eugene?

Watching the last couple of Smackdowns I have noticed Josh finally start giving back what he gets . But I wondered why now? And it wasnt till I heard that Josh was a finalist in the first Tough Enough contest. Is Josh Matthews been showcased now to keep the TE guys going when they see that even a skinny no meat finalist can make it to primetime? To be honest how many of the remaining 6 will make it? Dan Rodimer looks to have what it takes..but do the others?

It will be interesting to see how long Josh wrestles for and if he goes past Sundays Survivor series as a foil for Booker T



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#2 Posted on | Instant Rating: 4.69
What's interesting (to me at least) about Josh is how he got hired. He lost Tough Enough and went to work indy's for awhile. Then he did those infamous XWF tapings and WWE signed him up then made him a backstage interviewer.

I'd say that Josh was easily the most talented and natural wrestler out of all the Tough Enough 1 guys but he's smaller then Spike Dudley.

I'd say the second best was Chris Nowinski and who knows if he'll ever get into the ring again.

Certainly all the contestants this year are in good shape but look at how much people thought that Jake should've won TE2 just based on his look.

Personally the only ones who look like they belong in the ring are Justice Smith and Daniel Puder. Puder's background means that he probably has a high pain tolerance while Justice Smith has the look and charisma. The others look like they're trying to hard, especially Rodimer.



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#3 Posted on | Instant Rating: 1.00
    Originally posted by fuelinjected
    Then he did those infamous XWF tapings and WWE signed him up then made him a backstage interviewer.
What was so infamous about those tapings? All I've heard about XWF is that it's mostly bloody garbage matches populated by ECW cast-offs and porn stars. Never heard anything about Josh and XWF, though.
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#4 Posted on
    Originally posted by lagboyz_jfk
      Originally posted by fuelinjected
      Then he did those infamous XWF tapings and WWE signed him up then made him a backstage interviewer.
    What was so infamous about those tapings? All I've heard about XWF is that it's mostly bloody garbage matches populated by ECW cast-offs and porn stars. Never heard anything about Josh and XWF, though.
You're thinking of XPW, Rob Black's promotion. Josh was in the XWF which was run by Jimmy Hart.

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I think Josh's appearance in the ring is solely due to his connection with Tough Enough. Put it on the level of not Eugene, but a face-version of Coach over on RAW. That's what it really comes down to.

Having watched TE over the years, I did like Josh on the program. In fact, I would say that the people who make it to the final five of TE1 were people really wanting to do something in wrestling, so I had no problem seeing Josh doing interviews, and if they can do some gimmick matches with him occasionally on Smackdown, so be it.

I've always thought Puder had something going for him, from the first episode where he blew his promo, but managed to pick up a girl on the beach and still make it to the final eight all in the same day. Not too shabby there. I agree with fuelinjected that Justice seems to have a presence that would work well. I think Rodimer has a chance, but he's trying too hard to be HHH, Jr.

Anyone else notice how pissed how Nawrocki got Torrie during the segment by yanking the microphone out of her hands? Then when The Miz went off-script as well, Torri's friendly attitude turned instantly into "screw it, I'll let Dawn handle them." Funny stuff.
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#6 Posted on | Instant Rating: 10.00
thread title edited - I will get you all to spell Josh's last name correct, eventually



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#7 Posted on | Instant Rating: 0.68
http://imdb.com/name/nm1052828/
IMDB can't even spell it right. It's kinda messed up though, how he's had to change to a generic last name.
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I think Josh would be an interesting staff member/wrestler hybrid, or at least take him off staff and make him a wrestler full-time. Shane appealed to people for the same reasons, but he won't have to deal with the cries of "nepotism"...just "you TE kids didn't pay your dues!"



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