Tony Schiavone

Tony Schiavone Explains Back-Story Behind Adam Cole Segment On Last Week’s Dynamite

There was a reason it took Tony Schiavone longer than usual to get out of the ring last week on AEW Dynamite.

The All Elite Wrestling commentator and on-air personality spoke on the latest edition of the official AEW Unrestricted podcast about his segment on last week’s AEW on TNT show with Adam Cole.

After being told by Cole to stay away from his girlfriend Britt Baker and to get out of the ring, Schiavone took a while to do so, and was apparently moving slowly for a reason.

The longtime pro wrestling commentator stated the following on AEW Unrestricted about the subject.

“Adam gets with me and says, ‘we need to address this on camera.’ I said, ‘Yeah, we do.’ We talked through what we’re going to say. He said, ‘I’m going to call you a nerd. Fans are going to pop because they know that I am really a nerd.’ He went out and told me to get out, but he didn’t say ‘nerd.’ I’m standing there and he goes, ‘Get out.’ I’m looking at him (mumbles nerd) and he goes, ‘Get out, nerd!’ I reminded him of saying ‘nerd.’ We go to the back and Tony (Khan) says, ‘you didn’t get out quick enough. If he’s threatening you, you need to get out quicker.’ I said, ‘there was a line that he was not hitting. I was waiting for him to hit the fucking line.’ I don’t know if it came across for me saying ‘nerd’ first to him, but that’s how it went.”

Check out the complete episode of the show at Apple.com. H/T to Fightful for transcribing the above quotes.

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