Tony Schiavone is heading to the Hall of Fame.
One of the greatest nights in the history of our great sport will take place when AEW announcer Tony Schiavone receives the George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall Of Fame’s Gordon Solie Award.
The award, named after the original recipient and the wrestling broadcasting legend is awarded to those who have achieved excellence in the field of pro wrestling broadcasting and Tony Schiavone has done just that in a decade that has spanned decades.
The Hall Of Fame released the following statement touting the award for Schiavone:
“Tony Schiavone Named 2024 Gordon Solie Award Recipient
“All Elite Wrestling’s (AEW) Tony Schiavone is the company’s lead play-by-play announcer, an in-ring and backstage interviewer, a producer, a podcaster and he has just added one more title to his resume; Hall of Fame member.
“Today, The George Tragos/Lou Thesz Professional Wrestling Hall of Fame announced that Tony Schiavone will be receiving the prestigious 2024 Gordon Solie Award. Schiavone joins the namesake of the award, Gordon Solie, AEW’s Jim Ross, and podcaster Conrad Thompson as the fourth recipient of the honor. The Gordon Solie Award is given to individuals who exhibit excellence in the field of wrestling commentary, embodying Solie’s commitment to the craft.”
Tony Schiavone honoured for his career
Tony Schiavone began his wrestling broadcasting career in the early eighties and was a backstage interviewer at the inaugural Starrcade event in 1983. Schiavone was a mainstay for Jim Crockett Promotions throughout the the decade as it turned into the Ted Turner owned-WCW.
Schiavone did spend a year in WWE from 1989 until 1990 and he was on the call for SummerSlam and the 1990 Royal Rumble. Schiavone returned to WCW and eventually became the voice of Nitro when the show launched in 1995.
The Craigsville, Virginia native was ringside for some of the biggest moments in wrestling history such as when Hulk Hogan joined the NWO and when Goldberg beat Hogan to become WCW World Champion. Schiavone was on the call for one of the darkest nights in wrestling history, the final ever Nitrol before WCW closed its doors for good.
Tony Schiavone returned to the wrestling world in early 2017 when he launched the What Happened When podcast with previous Gordon Solie Award winner, Conrad Thompson. He spent some time working with MLW before joining AEW where he is a prominent voice on TBS once again decades after he first appeared on the network.