Tony Schiavone Explains His On-Screen Reaction To The Young Bucks Airing Backstage Footage From All In

Tony Schiavone Explains His On-Screen Reaction To The Young Bucks Airing Backstage Footage From All In

During last week’s episode of Dynamite, The Young Bucks presented backstage footage showing CM Punk and Jack Perry’s altercation at All In. And while it was officially done to further their longstanding feud with FTR and pop a rating, some believe it was an attempt to discredit Punk following his interview with Ariel Helwani.

However, rather than the footage, many fans were left talking about Tony Schiavone’s online reaction to the video being aired, with some joking he was having WCW flashbacks. Therefore, the commentator has now decided to explain himself during the latest episode of his podcast, acknowledging that he purposely looked embarrassed as he was trying to put more heat on the EVPs.

“My facial reaction to what happened was, trying to put more heat on The Bucks for being a*sholes. I did not have any reaction to the footage we’d seen because I don’t give a damn. So what? So f*cking what? So I was not upset at the promotion, I was not upset at Tony Khan, I was not p*ssed off about what we had shown, I was trying to be fully in the moment of the angle.”

Tony Schiavone

66-year-old Schiavone broke into the business back in 1985 via Jim Crockett Promotions before joining WWE in 1989. Still, following just one year of working for Vince McMahon, he returned to the renamed WCW, which was then under the ownership of Ted Turner. From there, he would be WCW’s main play-by-play announcer up until McMahon purchased the company. Nevertheless, Schiavone would remain sporadically involved in the industry via TNA and MLW on a part-time basis over the next 16 years before his career renaissance with AEW.

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