Tony Schiavone Officially Joins AEW's TNT Broadcast Team

"The Silver Tongue" is back on Turner Broadcasting...

Pro wrestling on a Turner-owned network? Well, you just can't have that without having Tony Schiavone on the crew, can you?

It was announced a week ago that Schiavone had signed with All Elite Wrestling, though at the time his role with the company had not been clarified.

AEW put out a press release Monday, officially stating that Schiavone would join their television broadcast team, as well as acting as producer for live events.

Ryan Satin of Pro Wrestling Sheet, however, notes that while the statement makes it sound as though Schiavone will be doing commentary with Jim Ross and Excalibur, that may not actually be the case, as he's just joining the overall broadcast team (which could mean backstage interview duties).

The statement reads:

"All Elite Wrestling (AEW) today confirmed that it has signed renowned commentator Tony Schiavone to a full-time, multi-year agreement.

Schiavone, widely considered to be one of the most important voices in professional wrestling, joins AEW’s television broadcast team of Jim Ross and Excalibur. Schiavone will also serve as a senior producer for AEW events.

In addition to his work with AEW, the versatile Schiavone will continue his role as producer for the University of Georgia Football and Baseball Network, and will call the play-by-play for the Atlanta Braves’ Triple A team, the Gwinnett Stripers.

“Tony ‘The Silver Tongue’ Schiavone was the lead voice of pro wrestling at a time when it was dominating the globe,” said Cody Rhodes, EVP of AEW. “It’s a pleasure to have him join AEW as a senior producer and member of the broadcast team. It doesn’t hurt that he’s a UGA fan either. I think Tony is one of the most underrated lead men with the narrative of pro wrestling there’s ever been. I’m thrilled to get into the studio with him. Let’s welcome Tony to All Elite Wrestling.”

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