Britt Baker praises Tony Schiavone for just how instrumental he has been to her success.
From the moment Britt Baker turned heel by verbally assaulting Tony Schiavone, a friendship was born that has allowed both individuals to explore new facets of their on-screen personalities. For Tony, he was early into his time in AEW after two decades off of global wrestling television on a weekly basis. For Baker, she was in need of a character change that would allow her to explore her personality.
Baker and Schiavone have since become the best of friends and no matter what Britt Baker is doing, whether it is a Christmas get-together or a Thanksgiving dinner, if it's on TV with Britt Baker, Tony Schiavone is usually the guy behind the mic.
They've eaten burgers together, Tony was able to interview her and her hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and it doesn't look like anything will ever get in the way of their friendship, much to the on-screen chagrin of Adam Cole.
Speaking on the In The Kliq podcast, Baker tells Baby Huey that Tony provided a sense of comfort during her early days as a heel because Britt knew that she was working with an experienced announcer who would be able to guide her through any potential slip-ups.
"Oh my gosh, he's the best. I will never be able to thank him for how much he's helped me in all aspects of my life. I mean, he's one of my best friends. Any time there's anything going on, good or bad, he's one of the first I call, first to talk to when I'm excited or to vent about — but just how he helps me, especially early on with those promos when I first turned heel. I don't know where I would be without him, because I was so nervous to be cutting these live promos as a bad guy, something I had never done before and I just always knew in the back of my head, 'Hey, if anything goes wrong, I have Tony Schiavone here. He's pretty good at this, we're gonna be okay.' So just to have him there and along for the ride and just this lasting friendship I have with him. I'm so thankful for that.
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