The pro wrestling world is abuzz with discussions about AEW’s decision to air backstage footage from last year’s All In event, potentially featuring Jack Perry and CM Punk. With this in mind, Tony Schiavone has openly admitted that he has no insight into the specifics of the footage that will be aired on Dynamite.

The forthcoming airing of this footage, slated to be revealed for the first time, will delve into the altercation between CM Punk and Jack Perry, which ultimately led to Punk’s departure from AEW. The decision to release this footage has sparked a flurry of speculation and discussion, with fans eagerly anticipating the unveiling of long-held secrets.

Speaking on his What Happened When podcast, Tony Schiavone addressed the footage set to air on Dynamite this week, making it clear he has no idea what footage will air.

“I have no idea what this footage that is going to air tonight on Dynamite is. I have no idea what it is. Done. Don’t know what it is.”


Conrad Thompson inquired if the footage was part of an angle. Tony Schiavone made it clear he has no idea and made it clear he preferred not knowing and it being kept a surprise.

 “I don’t know what it is. I don’t know what it is. I don’t know if it’s an angle. I don’t know what it is. I said what I said on Collision. I was told what to say, I said it. I have no idea where we’re going. As announcers, I’m telling you this, we know the matches, but we have no idea what direction we’re going in anything until we get to the show that night. We really don’t, and sometimes, we don’t know until we’re told in our headset as things are progressing. It’s always been that way, as far as being told things in our headset. It’s not necessarily just for AEW. Things were like that with the Crocketts, things were like that in WCW. Boy, were they. Things were like that in WWE. Sometimes, announcers are told things, and sometimes they’re not, and sometimes we like things not to be told to us. I love things not to be told to me.”

Ringside News has exclusively reported WWE’s internal reaction to AEW’s decision to air the All In footage, which outlined how the company believes it’s misguided and foolish. We will have to wait and see whether the footage will be damning for CM Punk or if it will purely be for an angle.

Do you feel all hell will break loose once the footage is released on this week’s episode of AEW Dynamite? Sound off in the comments section below!

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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