Tony Schiavone recently sat down with Fightful for an exclusive interview. During the interview, he revealed that while he was under contract with MLW, it was unlikely that he would be appearing for the company until at least 2020. Here’s what he had to say:
I still stay in touch with Court (Bauer). Our show is still on MLW Radio. Court a couple of weeks ago sent me an email two weeks ago saying ‘are there any dates in 2019 where we can use you?’ I said it didn’t look like it. There was one day in June I thought I could, but I can’t. If it’s baseball season and it’s a home series, I can get somebody to sub for me. When football starts, Friday and Saturday are taken out. Basketball season — Fridays and Saturdays are out. I’m, under contract to them, but I don’t see where I’m going to be able to do anything with them until 2020 at the earliest. I really enjoy the guys and the kids and really had fun doing it.
He’s got Cornette, he’s got Rich Boccini, he’s got Matt Striker. They have a lot of great announcers. Unfortunately their next taping — I can’t take off the 4th, that’s opening Day. I’ll be in New York, but I won’t be able to work with MLW because of timing.