Tony Schiavone says “it’s Sting” line slipped from his mind, did not recall saying it in WCW

The "it's Sting!" line that Tony Schiavone drops on AEW originated in WCW but Schiavone initially could not recall saying it in WCW

The weekly line was one that slipped from the mind of Tony Schiavone. 

Since Sting’s arrival to All Elite Wrestling in 2020, commentator Tony Schiavone has said his, “It’s Sting!’ line when the six-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion appears. 

As Tony was doing a virtual signing for Highspots Superstore, he recalled recording his podcast with Conrad Thompson and asking if he really used to say the line, “It’s Sting!’ in WCW. Tony said it must have slipped his mind and he could not remember saying it . 

This line, ‘It’s Sting!’ It’s like, I asked Conrad [Thompson] on our podcast, I said, ‘Did I really used to say it’s Sting!?’ And he said, ‘Yeah.’ I said, ‘Really?’ He said, ‘Yeah…’ I guess it was when he was ‘The Crow’ and okay. I know to say it now but that shows you… It just got away from me I guess. As everything else does.

Most weeks, Schiavone co-hosts AEW Unrestricted with Aubrey Edwards. He said Alex Abrahantes fills in when his schedule does not allow him to record with Aubrey. 

Schiavone did reveal that they have an episode recorded with Big Bill (W. Morrissey) and he feels it’s one of the better AEW Unrestricted podcast episodes. 

Yes (I still do AEW Unrestricted). Sometimes I have to step out and let Alex [Abrahantes] do it if my schedule doesn’t permit. But mostly, yeah, I still do it with Aubrey [Edwards]. 

We got one coming up. I don’t know when it’s gonna drop because we kind of do them ahead. I got one coming up with W. Morrissey or Big Bill. One of our better ones. He’s got a great story… He’s a great guy. 

Schiavone commentates on both Dynamite and Rampage in addition to his behind-the-scenes roles as Senior Producer and Special Advisor to Talent.

If the quotes in this article are used, please credit Highspots Superstore with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcriptions. 

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