Exclusive: Tony Schiavone Still Under MLW Contract, Doesn't Expect To Work There Until At Least 2020

Tony Schiavone is back in the wrestling world and all over the place, with podcasts, Patreon, announcing gigs and live shows. But don't expect to see him back on MLW programming any time soon.

The legendary WCW announcer had picked up some Major League Wrestling duties as a part of their broadcast booth. However, with MLW moving to Saturday nights on BeIn Sports, Schiavone doesn't envision himself being back with the company this year. 

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"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," said Schiavone.

Schiavone still thinks MLW is in a good place in the broadcast booth, and noted that he hopes to work with them again.

"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," said Schiavone.

You can see Schiavone along with Eric Bischoff for What Happened When 83 Weeks' live show Monday, April 8 in Brooklyn, New York for a matinee show before WWE Raw. You can get additional information on ticketing at this link.

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