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WCW Veteran Explains Why He Worked At Starbucks After The End Of WCW


• OLD SCHOOL HISTORY (November 29, 1997) – WCW Saturday Night

On this day in 1997, Ted Turner’s World Championship Wrestling aired an episode of their weekly TV show ‘WCW Saturday Night’.

This episode featured pre-taped matches & storyline segments on the road to the ‘WCW Starrcade 1997’ PPV.

The card of the show can be found here:

1. Dean Malenko vs. Lenny Lane

2. Norman Smiley & Chris Adams vs. Dave Taylor & Lord Steven Regal

3. WCW Cruiserweight Title: Eddie Guerrero vs. Louie Spicolli

4. Fit Finlay vs. Trevor Blanchard

5. Harlem Heat vs. Ernest Miller & Glacier

6. Rey Misterio Jr. vs. El Dandy

7. Jim Duggan vs. Kendall Windham

8. Villano IV vs. Super Calo

9. Meng & The Barbarian vs. Wrath & Mortis

10. WCW US Title: Curt Hennig vs. DDP

• WCW Veteran Explains Why He Worked At Starbucks After The End Of WCW

During a recent edition of “Why It Ended” podcast, former WCW announcer Tony Schiavone explained why he worked at Starbucks after the end of WCW.

Below is what Schiavone said:

“I started working for Starbucks because I had some extra time. Not because I was desperate and needed money but I love Starbucks and I had extra time on my hands and I thought, ‘You know what, I’m gonna give it a shot.’ And I did it for 15 months and thoroughly enjoyed it and you know what the hell?

I mean look, Tony Schiavone never ever, never ever shied away from doing work. I always rolled up my sleeves and worked harder than anybody and the fact that you’d see me at Starbucks working the window or mopping the floors or whatever, what the hell? Why not?

So I really enjoyed it for 15 months then I got so busy with the Georgia Bulldogs and doing baseball and then started doing the podcast and doing appearances and things like that that I just told Starbucks ‘I just don’t have time for it, I’m sorry.’

But the fact that you know that somebody says, ‘Oh Tony went to work at Starbucks because he’s desperate.’ No, Tony went to work for Starbucks because he always wanted to give it a try and he had some time to do it.”

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