Tony Schiavone Says He Was Putting Heat On Young Bucks With His All In Footage Reaction, 'You Can't Compare Us To WCW'

Tony Schiavone reacts to his reaction.

On Wednesday's AEW Dynamite, AEW aired backstage footage from AEW All In showing an altercation and scuffle between CM Punk and Jack Perry. The footage was presented by The Young Bucks (Matthew Jackson & Nicholas Jackson) as a way to continue their feud with FTR (Dax Harwood & Cash Wheeler), who they face at AEW Dynasty.

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As the announcers threw it to the Young Bucks, Tony Schiavone was shown with his head down and looking dejected. Some fans compared Schiavone's reaction to how he looked during WCW 2000 as the company continued on a downward trend.

Speaking on his What Happened When podcast, Schiavone commented on his reaction.

"I think it's hilarious, not hilarious; I think it's probably approx that people can take screenshots and assume anything from a screenshot. My facial reaction to what happened was my facial reaction trying to put more heat on the Bucks for being assholes. Within the storyline itself. I did not have any reaction to the footage we saw because I don't give a damn," he said.

When co-host Conrad Thompson noted that it wasn't the first time Schiavone had seen the All In footage, Schiavone said, "No, that's right. So what. So fucking what. I was not upset at the promotion. I was not upset at Tony Khan. I was not pissed off about what we had shown. I was trying to be fully in the moment of the angle, which is the Bucks bitching about FTR not wanting to shake their hands and getting fucked around. That's what I was doing. Of course, everyone wants to create their own story and that's fine. That's what social media is about. Social media is about idiots coming together and trying to come up with their own ideas. Maybe I was still upset about Bug [Schiavone's dog who recently passed], I don't know, but I didn't give a shit about the footage, and still don't. I'm sincere when I say that I don't care. I don't care. It has no impact on my life. Some people are saying, 'Oh the footage you were showing was like the Finger Poke of Doom moment for AEW.' That's what you want it to be because you want to see us fail. There is no way, because I was in both companies, there is absolute no way that you can compare us to WCW. You can't. You may want to. You may think you're right. You're wrong. You cannot compare us to WCW. I was there for both. You were not."

That settles that.

As announced on AEW Collision, Young Bucks vs. FTR at AEW Dynasty will be a ladder match.

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