In all seriousness, the announce team they have is fine...for the most part. JR is still great but there have been some examples of him being off a step at times. Schiavone has definitely been head and shoulders above his WCW days, at least so far. The only role I could see Tenay really bringing anything to thet able for would be as the host of backstage segments, and maybe also various AEW streaming events. But no denying that Tenay was great as The Professor in WCW, and at least for a while he was a perfect announcer for TNA. And you can't convince me his name hasn't come up in various AEW meetings.
Post by toodarkmark on Feb 25, 2021 10:11:46 GMT -5
Last I heard Mike Tenay had a successful betting business, or something like that, in Las Vegas. I think they have enough veteran announcers, and honestly if they're going to hire another announcer I'd rather they go with someone new and underrepresented. Like a Renee Paquette or Stevie Ray, or something like that. I'm still sore Stevie Ray never announced after WCW, he was AMAZING.
Post by The Dark Order Inferno on Feb 25, 2021 12:59:44 GMT -5
I like Tenay, but they have Schiavone, Ross, Excalibur, Tazz, Wight, Veda Scott, Anthony Agogo, Jericho, Starks and others who can all do commentary when needed, they're not short of guys already under contract.
Post by Doing it for eJm on Feb 25, 2021 13:01:09 GMT -5
I think Tenay would be good as some kind of correspondent or representative in terms of, say, a growing relationship between AAA and AEW ala the History of Lucha Libre videos he did for WCW rather than commentary as right now, the field is pretty packed with people who are, at best, learning on the job.
If I WERE to get anyone, I'd try and find a way to get Goldenboy full time when JR's contract expires but then Goldenboy has a full plate and he's not exactly going to say "Eh, I'm not going to carry on doing this NBC show with Dwayne Johnson, I'm going to go to cable TV" any time soon.