WWE Hall Of Famer Names Their Favourite WCW Commentators

WWE Hall Of Famer Names Their Favourite WCW Commentators

WWE Hall of Famer Eric Bischoff shared his thoughts on his favourite WCW commentary team.

During an episode of his “83 Weeks” podcast while watching a May 17th, 1999 episode of “WCW Monday Nitro,” Eric Bischoff praised the announcer crew of Mike Tenay, Tony Schiavone, and Bobby Heenan.

I like what we have here [Mike Tenay, Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan]. I love Mike Tenay’s touch and perspective. He could bring a perspective and knowledge to the table that Tony and Bobby couldn’t. Because Mike was kind of like the professor, we used to call him Professor Tenay.

This trio was a regular fixture on WCW’s pay-per-views and broadcasts during the peak of the Monday Night War with WWE from 1996 to 2000. Bischoff specifically lauded Mike Tenay, who later became TNA’s lead announcer, for his extensive knowledge of global wrestling.

He studied what was going on in Japan and what was going on in Mexico and as we were bringing more and more Japanese and Mexicans into WCW, Mike did a phenomenal job of giving us context in giving us background and perspective on some of this talent. Because he just knew more about them than anybody else.

Bischoff also commended Tony Schiavone and Bobby Heenan, who began working together in WCW in 1994.

Tony did a great job, he was the traffic cop, and he’s the one who’s keeping the flow going and not getting too much of some information, not enough of others. He did a phenomenal job. Bobby was Bobby, nobody better, he was a great colour guy.

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