Noah Anthony Schiavone also known as Tony Schiavone is a professional sports commentator and podcaster. Tony is most widely known for his work in professional wrestling. Tony is currently signed with All Elite Wrestling as a play-by-play commentator and senior producer having previously worked for Jim Crockett Promotions, the World Wrestling Federation (now WWE), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), and Major League Wrestling (MLW). Apart from all these, Schiavone has also broadcasted for the Gwinnett Braves/Stripers of Minor League Baseball and Georgia Bulldogs football.
- Broadcasting Career
- Championships and Achievements
Tony Schiavone had a very illustrious career in professional wrestling broadcasting business. He was the commentator for several wrestling promotions over the years.
Jim Crockett Promotions - 1985–1989
Schiavone teamed up with David Crockett. They established their duo in 1985 and continued till 1989 on Superstation TBS. Alongside each other, Schiavone and Crockett have hosted NWA's World Championship Wrestling live in front of a small in-studio audience in Atlanta.
World Wrestling Federation - 1989–1990
Schiavone was signed by Vince McMahon for WWF for a one-year contract from April 1989 through April 1990. But the impression which Schiavone established during his time with the company, he remained on good terms with the McMahon family in the years since.
World Championship Wrestling - 1990–2001
Schiavone was the lead voice for WCW's flagship program, Monday Nitro. He was also the lead announcer of Thunder, where he worked with the likes of Mike Tenay, Bobby Heenan, Larry Zbyszko. But when WCW's main assets were bought by the World Wrestling Federation (WWF/now WWE) in 2001, Schiavone was not signed on.
Total Nonstop Action Wrestling - 2003
In 2003, Schiavone made his comeback appearance in NWA: Total Nonstop Action (NWA: TNA, later Total Nonstop Action Wrestling). However, it didn't last long as Schiavone only made one more appearance in TNA.
Major League Wrestling - 2017–2019
After a long break from professional wrestling, Schiavone returned at the inaugural event of the resurrected Major League Wrestling (MLW). He continued to provide his commentary work for MLW's television show, MLW Fusion. He then took a break in early 2019 from commentating due to conflicting schedules only to return in July 2019.
All Elite Wrestling - 2019–present
In August 2019, Schiavone signed a contract with the new up and coming promotion, All Elite Wrestling. It was then announced that Schiavone will also be working as a senior producer for AEW live events.
Football and baseball
When he was on a break from wrestling broadcasting, Schiavone was the morning sports anchor for both WDUN in Gainesville and WSB-AM in Atlanta simultaneously. He was also doing the morning sports reports for Cox sister stations WHIO AM/FM in Dayton, Ohio.
Schiavone began hosting the What Happened When? podcast with co-host Conrad Thompson on MLW Radio on January 30, 2017. They discussed stories from Schiavone's time with Jim Crockett Promotions, his stint in the WWF and his WCW tenure, basically his entire career during these podcasts. He also co-hosts the "Pro Wrestling Wednesday" podcast with lifelong wrestling fan Beau Le Blanc for WZGC FM 92.9 The Game in Atlanta.
Championships and Achievements
Wrestling Observer Newsletter
- Best Television Announcer (1999, 2000)