• Former WCW Announcer On Why WWE Won The Monday Night War & Still Has No Competition
During a recent appearance on the Duke Loves Rassin podcast, former WCW announcer Tony Schiavone talked about WWE winning the Monday Night War, his finest year in Wrestling & more.
Below are the highlights:
On why WWE won the Monday Night War and still has no competition:“With WWE, wrestling is what they do and they are a big time business. Jim Crockett Promotions was a mom-and-pop business. It’s like a mom-and-pop trying to compete with a big chain. Just can’t do it. Can anyone compete with WWE? No! His television show looks better than everyone else’s. That’s why he got so many TV clearances in the 80’s. His show looked better than Jim Crockett promotions, it looked better than Bob Geigel’s out of Kansas City, it looked better than Championship Wrestling from Florida. You can’t tell me now that anything that Ring Of Honor puts out or Impact Wrestling puts out looks better than what Vince and WWE is putting out. When I went to work for WWE in 1989 I went, “holy smokes! This is how it’s done.” We had post production and edits; this is how it’s supposed to be done!”
On what was his finest year in wrestling:“When I went to Vince and told him I was leaving WWE he asked, “do you think Turner Broadcasting is going to care about your family and take care of your family like we do?” And I said, “no I don’t.” I was right because WWE was very much a family atmosphere. When it comes to Vince McMahon, I’ve always liked the guy and still have a fond place in my heart for him. I still say of all the years, and I love the Crocketts because they meant so much to me, I had some great years financially in WCW, but one year in the WWF back then was my finest year in pro wrestling. The one where I learned more about wrestling, television production and one where I enjoyed working more than any time ever!”
• Recently Released WWE Star Making Impact Wrestling Debut?
Impact Wrestling will be taping its episodes at a WrestlePro event on February 3rd. Former WWE Star Emma is also being advertised for this event. We’ll keep you updated if Emma will appear when Impact Wrestling is taping its programming or just the WrestlePro event.