AEW Adds New Name To Backstage On-Air Talent

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All Elite Wrestling is just getting started and they are adding a very notable name to their staff. Because when AEW’s television show debuts on TNT they will have Chris Van Vliet as a backstage interviewer.

Chris Van Vliet has become known for the amount of pro wrestling interviews that he puts out. He has focused on all promotions and the indies, but now he is officially with AEW.

In a Facebook message, Chris Van Vliet let all of his fans know about this huge opportunity and how excited he is to get started.

I’m honored to announce that I am officially joining All Elite Wrestling on October 2 for the first show on TNT!

As a lifelong wrestling fan, this is a dream come true to mix my passion for broadcasting and pro wrestling as a backstage interviewer for AEW!

Growing up, I idolized the larger-than-life characters in the ring and I wanted nothing more than to be a professional wrestler.
When I was 20 years old, I enrolled in a wrestling school in Toronto but my wrestling dreams were put on hold as I chose to focus on graduating with an honors degree in Communication Studies and pursuing my other dream of being a TV host.

During my senior year, I called every TV station in town and finally earned an internship that led to my first ever on-air job. Every day, I drove 60 miles each way for that job and worked part-time in the fish department of a pet store at the mall to make ends meet.

That has since grown into a 15 year broadcasting career and a YouTube channel where I’m still blown away that I get to have conversations with some of the biggest wrestling stars on the planet.

I have loved working as an Entertainment Reporter for Deco Drive on WSVN over the last 5 years. My co-hosts Shireen Sandoval and Lynn Martinez are the best in the business—as are the producers, editors, photographers, administrators, studio crew and everyone else at Channel 7. You have all helped me grow so much as both a broadcaster and as a human since I moved to Florida from Ohio in 2014. I am so grateful to have been able to share incredible stories on TV and to also travel the world and report from some of the biggest red carpet events.

If you’re reading this, I’ve got two words for you: THANK YOU! I couldn’t have done ANY of this with you and your support.

And here’s the best part — we are just getting started!!

It looks like Chris Van Vliet will be leaving his position as an entertainment reporter for WSVN to take on this new job as well. This is a pretty big announcement for AEW because it means they will have one of the best interviewers in the IWC working for them backstage.

Chris Van Vliet has been filling in during the Road To series when MLW had an issue with Tony Schiavone working with AEW’s digital media. Now it looks like AEW is getting even more things in order to make their debut on TNT the best it can possibly be.

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