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AEW Commentator Says WWE Offered Him A Job To Stop Him From Going To AEW

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• ON THIS DAY IN WCW HISTORY (September 16, 1989) – NWA World Championship Wrestling

On this day in 1989, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘NWA World Championship Wrestling’.

This episode from the Center Stage Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia and featured pre-taped matches, interviews & storyline segments on the road to the ‘NWA Halloween Havoc 1989’ PPV.

The card can be found here:

Ron Simmons vs. Rick Ryder

Scott Steiner vs. Gene Ligon

The Dynamic Dudes vs. Joe Cruz/Agent Steel

The Midnight Express vs. Bill Ford/Robbie Idol

Z-Man vs. Mike Awesome

The Danger Zone With Paul E. Dangerously

Tommy Rich vs. Dick Murdoch

Flyin’ Brian vs. Bob Cook

The Skyscrapers vs. Tim Parker/Luis Astea

Rick Steiner vs. Tommy Angel

• Old School WCW Jobber Of The Day: Scotty Williams

Scotty Williams WCW Jobber

• AEW Commentator Says WWE Offered Him A Job To Stop Him From Going To AEW

On the latest edition of “What Happened When” podcast, former WCW commentator & current AEW commentator Tony Schiavone revealed that WWE offered him a job to stop him from going to AEW.

Below is what Schiavone said:

“They were very sketchy about it. They said we just want you to come to work here. We need more people here who have a strong wrestling background to help out.  Well, what would I do? Well, you would just work with us.

I was talking to Bruce (Prichard) and I think Bruce was shooting with me that he didn’t know. Now it’s pretty apparent what was going on and I don’t blame Bruce for it. But, they wanted to get me so AEW wouldn’t get me and they would have run me out the door right after Eric Bischoff or before.

I’m not blaming Bruce but I get it. I know what Vince (McMahon) was thinking.”

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