Tony Schiavone is an American broadcaster. He is the play-by-play broadcaster for the Gwinnett Stripers of Minor League Baseball's International League, a commentator and podcaster for Major League Wrestling (MLW), and commentator and senior producer for All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
In the past, he has been a sports radio host and worked as a professional wrestling commentator in the National Wrestling Alliance (NWA), the World Wrestling Federation (WWF), and World Championship Wrestling (WCW). A 2013 WWE.com article noted: "At the height of the Monday Night War, veteran broadcaster Tony Schiavone's voice was as vital to the onscreen product of World Championship Wrestling as Jim Ross' Oklahoma growl was to WWE."
In a recent interview with Interactive Wrestling Radio, Schiavone discussed his role within AEW: “Ok, well, I do know I’m a producer. I’m going to be working on a lot of the videos you see in the shows. I’m going to be working behind the scenes when the live shows are going, the TNT shows.
I’ve met with Tony Khan. I’ve met with, obviously, Cody. We do some production here in Atlanta… Cody and I actually live pretty close to each other. So, when I talked to Tony Khan, the idea was I would do Control Centers and on camera stuff but I would not be on the broadcast team because his broadcast team was in place.
I did a thing that kind of got me in trouble. It is my fault. That is just the way that I am. I don’t think things through. He (Cody) called me one day and said, “Hey, could you do something on camera for us?” I said, “Sure” because it is Cody and I’ll do anything for him at all.
So, I did the thing on camera and I thought, “Oh shit, I’m contracted to MLW and I didn’t check it out with Court”.