Tony Schiavone on choosing AEW over WWE

Sep 17, 2020 - by Steve Gerweck

Tony was asked, “When you chose AEW over WWE, what position did WWE have in mind for you?” Tony responded:

“They were very sketchy about it. They said we just want you to come to work here. We need more people here who have a strong wrestling background to help out. Well, what would I do? Well, you would just work with us. I was talking to Bruce (Prichard) and I think Bruce was shooting with me that he didn’t know. Now it’s pretty apparent what was going on and I don’t blame Bruce for it. But, they wanted to get me so AEW wouldn’t get me and they would have run me out the door right after Eric Bischoff or before. I’m not blaming Bruce but I get it. I know what Vince (McMahon) was thinking.”

From This week’s episode of “What Happened When” with Tony Schiavone and Conrad Thompson is an “Ask Tony Anything” episode.

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