We’re getting the band back together. AEW is launching on TNT in just over a month and that means there are some final ends to be tied up. Most of the show is already set up but AEW has figured out how to stretch things out and bring out as many surprises as they can. They had another one to start the week and this one was much more of a blast from the past than anything else.
AEW has confirmed the signing of Tony Schiavone as a commentator on their weekly TNT show, where he will work alongside Jim Ross and Excalibur. Schiavone is currently doing commentary for Major League Wrestling and it is not clear how his role there will continue going forward. Schiavone was lead commentators for WCW Monday Nitro from 1995-2001 and Ross teamed with Schiavone on commentary for WCW in the late 1980s and early 1990s.
In case you’re not familiar with Schiavone. Check out his work with WWE back in the day:
Opinion: I can see both sides of this one as you have a classic wrestling voice which could bring back some older fans, but at the same time, do you really want to tie things back to Monday Nitro, which didn’t have the best ending? Ross and Schiavone certainly have a history together and are both great at what they do, but this is something that could go in a few different ways.
What are you expecting from AEW’s commentary? Is Schiavone a good choice? Let us know in the comments below.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books. His latest book is KB’s Complete 2004 Monday Night Raw Reviews.
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