Tony Schiavone: Being Able To Reconnect With Sting And Ric Flair In AEW Was Cool And Special For Me

Tony Schiavone speaks on being in the ring for Ric Flair's AEW debut and his reunion with Sting.

The October 25 episode of AEW Dynamite played host to a special reunion as Tony Schiavone got to introduce Ric Flair as Tony Khan's special gift for Sting. Schiavone, along with Jim Ross, who also works for AEW, were the two people on the call back in March of 1988 when Ric Flair helped put Sting on the map at the first-ever NWA Clash of Champions event with a very special 45-minute time limit draw in the main event for the NWA World's Heavyweight Championship.

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Speaking on his podcast, What Happened When, Tony expressed how much of a special moment it was in his career to be in the ring with those two legends again.

"It was a special moment for me. It really was. I thought about and Tony Khan talked to me about 35 years ago where Sting and Flair each had that match at the Clash of the Champions, which was in Greensboro, the same day as WrestleMania, it was kind of the receipt from Jim Crockett for what Vince McMahon did to Starrcade of '87," Schiavone recalled. "It got me thinking about my career and it got me thinking about my relationship with Sting, and especially Flair, and it was a very special moment for me. I think my introduction of all of that in the ring that night was pretty genuine. So yeah, it was pretty cool. and I really enjoyed it. It was a very enjoyable moment for me. I was honored to be a part of it. I really was.

"So, it's been a year so far, the tail end of the year of really great moments for me, personally," he continued. "Being inducted into the Hall of Fame in Iowa and then celebrating the 40th year of me doing wrestling. I know you gotta subtract 18 years, I get that, but it was 40 years ago that I started. Then, being able to reconnect with Flair and Sting was a pretty big deal. So yeah, it was cool."

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