Tony Schiavone has spent decades in the professional wrestling business. The voice of AEW got his start with Jim Crockett Promotions in the early 1980s. To say he has been influenced by “old school” wrestling would be very fair.
Schiavone made stops in WWE, WCW, TNA, and MLW before ultimately landing in All Elite Wrestling. A lot had changed since he last got behind the mic. Tony Schiavone recently recalled the first time he heard about The Young Bucks.
The Bucks took a wildly modern and innovative approach to getting over in today’s world of pro wrestling. They built their style around everything that traditionalists would hate. Even Tony Schiavone was taken aback when he first heard learned about The Bucks, as he discussed on the latest “What Happened When…“
“I can’t emphasize enough how much I love Matt and Nick Jackson. I first heard about them here (on the podcast) when you (Conrad Thompson) were talking about them. You said they have an incredible merchandise line that they sell and they have a finishing move called The Meltzer Driver. I remember hearing Meltzer Driver and I’m thinking ‘WTF?’
Then I meet them and I deal with them, and I absolutely love them. They are two of the greatest guys. They are sincere family men. I have a lot of fun with them.”
Tony Schiavone has adapted well to the vastly changed wrestling landscape. His friendship with Britt Baker and interactions with heel characters has become a staple on Dynamite and Rampage. It took some time, but Tony eventually learned to embrace The Young Bucks’ unorthodox presentation.
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