AEW commentator Tony Schiavone has held positions with numerous major wrestling promotions over the last four decades, however it likely can’t be said that he has ever had the level of freedom as he does in AEW.
Speaking on his ‘What Happened When’ podcast, Schiavone would detail how he would never even laugh while on air in his previous roles, something that the AEW announce team seemingly has no problem with, frequently playing off each other and joking around.
Schiavone reflected on his previous attitude towards his job:
“I didn’t laugh back then because I really took my job seriously.
“I was so excited that I was doing it that I didn’t want to lose my job. I was really into what I was doing so I didn’t laugh.”
While the AEW announce team seems rather unrestricted it is perhaps no more evident than it is with their occasional use of explicit words during a broadcast, with Schiavone usually directing said naughty words towards AEW World Champion MJF.
Schiavone detailed the process behind saying certain words on air, indicating that Warner Bros Discovery representatives have to approve the use of foul language:
“The first time I said p***k, I made sure I got it approved by the Warner Bros. people who were there.”
Many notable AEW segments have featured explicit language on air, however there have been certain talents that have ran into disciplinary action for the use of certain words.
On the March 15 episode of Dynamite Saraya would refer to the fans in attendance as ‘twats’ something that would reportedly see her fined as a result.
Transcript courtesy of Wrestling Inc
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