Mike Tenay is no stranger to the world of professional wrestling. Tenay served as the third commentator of WCW up until its acquisition in 2001. He joined Impact Wrestling (then TNA) in 2002 and remained with the promotion until 2016.

According to Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter, several wrestling promotions including WWE asked Tenay to come out of retirement and work with them in various capacities.

Tenay reportedly could always return to pro wrestling but he’s quietly enjoying retirement with no financial concerns. GCW and MLW wanted Tenay to perform announcing duties for their shows.

WWE, on the other hand, wanted to bring Tenay on board for some documentary interviews, but he declined their offer. Konnan and Larry Dallas also tried to persuade him to do some AAA shows.


Tenay has pretty much confirmed to moderate the Chris Jericho-Orange Cassidy debate segment on an episode of AEW Wednesday Night Dynamite in 2020, but that role went over to Eric Bischoff instead.

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Manik Aftab

Manik Aftab serves as a news writer at Ringside News. He has covered pro wrestling and sports entertainment for a variety of publications, including Sportskeeda Wrestling, The Sportster, and WrestleZone. Outside of his professional duties, Manik likes to indulge in fiction, thrillers, comics, manga, and anime.

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