AEW is putting the finishing touches on their announce team before the big TNT debut on October 2nd. All Out is this Saturday, but a lot of fans are more interested in what they company’s product will look like on a weekly basis.
Dave Meltzer explained during Wrestling Observer Radio that the press release AEW sent out was a bit misleading.
As we previously reported, it appeared by the press release that Tony Schiavone will be on the commentary table every week. That is not the case, but they are narrowing down their decision about that team.
“The announce team, and everything’s being worked out right now. Things are in a state of flux. The announce team that they’re going with as far as the three guys doing the shows is Jim Ross, Goldenboy, and Excalibur. Tony Schiavone will not be at the pay-per-view, but he will be there on most Wednesdays because Schiavone has got a lot of things he’s doing. University Of Georgia football, he’s doing MLW, he’s doing other sports, he’s doing the Gwinnett Stripers which is the Triple A team for the Atlanta Braves. He’s got a lot of stuff going on.”
“[Schiavone] will be doing a lot of producing, he will be doing on-air stuff, you know maybe backstage. There will be times when he will do play-by-play. There may be times when they cycle people in and out, but the team they’re going with is the team from Fyter Fest. I mean, that’s the mentality that they’ve got. Schiavone might sit in at times.”
“Alex Marvez will be at the pay-per-view. He’s gonna be doing backstage stuff and maybe packages and things like that. So, that’s how it’s all kinda working out right now.”
AEW took some time to figure out their team, but apparently, they looked at their announce team for Fyter Fest and decided that’s the way they want their weekly television show to feel. We’ll have to see how Tony Schiavone can work AEW into his busy schedule, but it doesn’t appear that he will be involved on-camera every single week.
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