Tony Schiavone made his pro wrestling debut in 1983 for Jim Crockett Promotions as a member of the broadcast team. Despite taking a few years off from the business, he has had a lengthy career in the industry that continues to this day. Now it appears he wants to work backstage in AEW after retiring from announcing.

Tony Schiavone has been part of Tony Khan’s company since the very beginning as a commentator and occasional announcer. He is also part of the company’s talent relations department as AEW’s Senior Producer and Special Advisor to Talent since mid-2022.

While speaking on What Happened When, Schiavone was asked whether he would want to keep working backstage after his announcing career is over. He made it clear he will still work backstage after retirement.

“No, I’d still want to work backstage. I’d like to have a baseball bat and whack guys in the ass with it when they wouldn’t get their work done. Which I kinda got now. I’d like to do kind of what I’m doing now, and that is work in talent relations. Because I think I know how to handle people, and I do.”


Tony Schiavone is more than happy with his current run in AEW and it is likely he will stick with the company for many years to come. We will have to wait and see what’s next in store for the pro wrestling veteran.

What’s your view on Tony Schiavone in AEW? Do you want him to be part of the company forever? Let us know in the comments!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

Subhojeet is a professional wrestling fan for over 22 years. He got captivated by the sport during the Monday Night Wars and has a passion for it ever since. He also enjoys TV shows, movies, anime, novels and music, which broadens his perspective and appreciation for wrestling. He is a knowledgeable and respected voice in the industry.

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