AEW’s Commentary Team Taking Shape


Tony Schiavone joins AEW's broadcasting team, but he's not expected to be doing commentary with Jim Ross just yet

We have another update regarding which broadcasters will be calling the action when AEW premieres on TNT in just over a month.

On Monday, AEW sent in confirmation that Tony Schiavone has signed a full-time, multi-year deal with the company. Schiavone will serve as a Senior Producer of AEW events. The press release stated that Schiavone joins “AEW‘s television broadcast team of Jim Ross and Excalibur,” but that does not mean it will be these three men doing commentary for each week of AEW on TNT.

AEW‘s plans for the commentary team have been “in flux” and a work in progress. However, Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer states that the current plan is for Jim Ross, Excalibur and “Golden Boy” Alex Mendez to comprise AEW‘s 3-man booth. The trio worked together at AEW Fyter Fest.

AEW’s Broadcasting Team

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In addition to the JR, Excalibur and Goldenboy, AEW has lined up a top flight crew of on-air broadcasters for its upcoming television series.

Tony Schiavone is not scheduled to be at AEW All Out this weekend, but will be present for most weeks of television. AEW‘s Wednesday taping schedule allows Schiavone to fulfill his other obligations calling college football, minor league baseball and doing wrestling commentary for Major League Wrestling (MLW).

Expect to see Schiavone as on-air talent. He might do some backstage interviews, “control center” content and may sit in for select matches, but not part of the core commentary team.

Alex Marvez will be at All Out. He’s been featured on AEW‘s Road To All Out digital series, but for now he’s been rotated off commentary.

Popular YouTube stars Chris Van Vliet and Alicia Atout are also on board for backstage interview duties.