Tony Schiavone Makes Surprising Choice For Best Play-By-Play Man He’s Worked With

Tony Schiavone

Tony Schiavone has worked with the great – and not so great – of wrestling announcing over the years and now he’s picked his choice as the best play-by-play man he’s worked with.

Schiavone made his name in Jim Crockett Promotions in the eighties before that became WCW in 1988 and he remained part of that company until it was bought by WWE in 2001.

After forging a career outside of the wrestling bubble, Schiavone was lured back into it by Conrad Thompson to work on the What Happened When podcast in 2017. Since then Tony Schiavone has found his back to the old Turner networks and weekly TV as one of the announcers for AEW.

Speaking on his What Happened When podcast, Schiavone named one of his current colleagues as the best play-by-play man he’s ever worked with, and it wasn’t WWE Hall of Famer Jim Ross:

“As much as anything else, I really enjoy working with Taz and Excalibur. I just love it. I think Taz is just a joy to work with. Excalibur I think is one of the best, if not the best, play-by-play man I’ve ever worked with. He’s different than J.R. was. J.R. was the emotion. He was like the Larry Munson emotion of it. Excalibur is the technical. I’m sitting here doing my role and loving what I’m doing because there’s no pressure. The pressure is on Excalibur, not me.”

Earlier in 2023, Tony Schiavone discussed if he had any plans to retire from the announce booth any time soon and it seems wrestling fans will get to enjoy him for a good while longer.