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 is a news writer at Ringside News. He has been an avid fan of professional wrestling since 2000. His earliest memories of pro wrestling involved The Rock taking on The McMahon-Helmsley faction in 2000. Outside of his writing responsibilities, Manik is a fan of fiction, thrillers, comics, manga and anime. He’s an occasional journalist and likes to spend his free time watching movies and reading stuff about politics, science, medicine, etc. Manik also enjoys jogs in the park and workouts in the gym.  Manik is also a big of rock bands including Linkin Park, Breaking Benjamin, Metallica, Drowning Pool, Breaking Point, and Skillet. His current favorite wrestler is Kazuchika Okada and his favorite wrestler of all time is The Rock.

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