Tony Schiavone Turns Down WWE, Signs with All Elite Wrestling

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Veteran commentator Tony Schiavone, the long-time voice of WCW Nitro on TNT, has signed a contract to return to the network with All Elite Wrestling.

According to several reports, including Mike Johnson of PWInsider.com, Schiavone was also courting offers from WWE up until last week, but signed on the dotted line with AEW on Thursday to close the deal.

It’s not clear what the legendary announcer’s role with the promotion will be. The announce team thus far has consisted of Excalibur, Jim Ross and Alex Marvez, with Schiavone appearing in the Control Center on episodes of the “Road To” series on YouTube.

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Reports indicate that Schiavone will remain under contract as the voice of Major League Wrestling while also carrying out his duties with All Elite Wrestling going forward. We’ll have more details on his status and role as they become available.