Tony Schiavone Talks Production Meeting Notes Prior To Sting’s AEW Dynamite Debut

Sting’s AEW Dynamite debut last week during the special “Winter is Coming” episode, was one of the more shocking moments in recent wrestling memory.

Sting returns to television this week, as he will be interviewed by Tony Schiavone on this Wednesday’s Dynamite.

On the latest episode of What Happened When, with Tony Schiavone and Conrad Thompson, they discussed Sting’s AEW debut on last week’s Dynamite. Schiavone revealed that he had been told by Tony Khan previously that they were in talks with Sting, but he wasn’t sure what Sting would be doing with the company.

Schiavone went on to talk about the production meeting held prior to last week’s episode of Dynamite, and he revealed that the only mention that was made about Sting’s debut was that there was a post-match angle and that “it will be really cool.”

“It felt good. It was quite a night on many levels. I had heard that Sting was coming in and that’s all I heard that they were talking to Sting and it looks like Sting was coming in. That’s all they would let me know as much as I am behind the scenes.”

“When I got there that day, we had the meeting the night before and when Tony Khan goes over the meeting, he will just say for instance, he said ‘Cody and Darby will have the match against Team Taz. The match is scheduled for whatever, five minutes plus the commercial break and then five minutes on the back end. At the bottom, it said five minutes for a post-match angle and it will be really cool.’ That’s all he said during the meeting on Tuesday. On Wednesday, I got there and I was told Sting is coming tonight. I’m thinking this is some big sh*t.”

“Sting doesn’t come until late and me and JR and Tony Khan and Excalibur go back in the trailer where Sting and his wife were in and we talk to them. He was really in a good mood and excited. Tony is really excited to talk to him. We talked about how we were going to do this.”

You can check out the entire episode of What Happened When, on Patreon early by clicking the link HERE. For non-patreon members the episode will be available on Wednesday.

(h/t to Wrestling News for the transcription.)


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