It’s Official: Tony Schiavone Signs with AEW

Many rumors of Tony Schiavone’s signing with All Elite Wrestling have been circulating for a while but we can now finally confirm that it’s actually happened.  Tony shows up in the latest “Being the Elite” video on YouTube and in it, while announcing a new November 6th date in Charlotte, North Carolina, he tells us he’s signed with AEW.  Have a look at 14:40 where the announcement begins:


All Elite Wrestling has also sent out a press release which you can read:


Botch Take:  Another voice from the past comes to AEW.  Don’t get me wrong.  Schiavone is still QUITE capable – far more so than Jim Ross is.  Still, why are they insistent on relying on voices from the past for what should be a new product?  Get new voices.  Throwing back is, IMHO, NOT a good look.