Former WCW announcer Tony Schiavone working at Starbucks?

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Twenty years after Scott Hall walked onto WCW Nitro to usher in a new era for pro wrestling, Tony Schiavone is training to be a barista at Starbucks.

Schiavone, who called some of the most famous moments in wrestling history during the Monday Night Wars, was interviewed by WAVY-TV in Norfolk, Virginia about his radio work for minor league baseball and the Georgia Bulldogs. Plus, his new career move.

“To add to all of that, and not many people know this, I’m training to be a barista at Starbucks,” Schiavone said. “The reason I’m doing that is because they have great benefits, it’s a great place to work, I’ve always loved Starbucks. I’ve got time and I want to fill up my time working, I really do, I want to stay busy.”

Schiavone also talked about moving on from pro wrestling 15 years ago when WWE bought out WCW and did not offer him a job.

“I had been certified as an official scorer by Major League Baseball,” Schiavone said. “I had scored an afternoon ballgame and I got to thinking, when the Richmond Braves move to Gwinnett, I’m gonna see if I can become an official scorer. I called Bruce Baldwin, who was the GM at that time, I told him, ‘When the Richmond Braves come to Gwinnett let me be your official scorer.’ He said, ‘I have a better idea, and he said ‘I’m looking for a radio broadcaster.'”

Schiavone’s TV interview also captures the noticeable difference between his normal speaking voice and trademark announcing voice. [ Interview at WAVY.com . Thanks to Mike. ]

3 Comments on Former WCW announcer Tony Schiavone working at Starbucks?

  1. I’ve always considered Tony Schiavone one of the best wrestling announcers of all time. Unfortunately the WWE didn’t offer him a job and that’s definitely our loss. I’m glad to see that he has made a very good life outside of the insane world that sports entertainment is.

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