Tony Schiavone believes he got Blacklisted from WWE

Feb 17, 2017 - by Steve Gerweck

Former WCW/WWF announcer Tony Schiavone is on the promotional circuit for his new podcast. The GERWECK.NET Hall of Famer spoke with Sporting News for a new interview.

Highlights are below:

On his return to wrestling with the What Happened When podcast:

“I never thought I would get back into it but here I am again. It’s been overwhelming. In just a couple of weeks, we’ve done quite well and we’re very excited about our podcast and very excited about the reception from everyone out there.”

On a memorable interview with Roddy Piper:

“I remember doing an interview for the first Starrcade with Roddy Piper. Roddy faced Greg Valentine in a dog collar match at that show in ’83. We did a promo for the Greensboro market with Roddy Piper. He had the dog collar. He hooked me to the dog collar and drug me back and forth as he was doing the interview. Then after it was over, he said, ‘Are you OK?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’ I didn’t know he was going to do that but it was wonderful.”

On his brief run in WWF getting him blacklisted:

“I left after one year there and I think he was very upset with me for leaving. I shouldn’t have left. It was a terrible mistake to leave but I made a decision based on what my family needed at that time. I always thought he was angry with me for that. I know we talked after that and he was very nice to me but I just always got the feeling that me leaving really ticked him off. I may be wrong.”


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