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In the latest edition of AEW Dynamite, the Young Bucks, the company’s executive vice presidents revealed a video showing the real-life altercation between CM Punk and Jack Perry at the All In London 2023 event. The brawl ended in the departure of the Chicago-based star from the company.

In this now controversial segment, Nicholas and Matthew Jackson reminisced about their next match against FTR at Dynasty. The Young Bucks mentioned that this would be a rematch of their match at the event that was held in London. And then they showed the recording of the altercation. The reception to this segment has been mixed with several notable personalities giving their take on the matter. Tony Schiavone.

Tony Schiavone might’ve gotten WCW flashbacks

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WCW was once the biggest competitor to the WWE. In fact, at times they even left behind the Stamford-based promotion when it came to viewership, thanks to the likes of Ric Flair, Scott Hall, and Hulk Hogan joining the promotion. It also had other cruiserweight talents such as Chris Jericho and Chris Benoit. However, poor management choices by Bischoff and Co. led to the demise of what once was one of the biggest promotions in the world. And Tony Khan‘s decision to air the Punk footage surely would’ve given Tony Schiavone Déjà vu, as he once witnessed WCW make major blunders that AEW has also seemed to make.

Schiavone was a part of WCW before Vince McMahon finally bought the company and put down the competition. And with the decision to air the footage, Tony Khan and AEW might’ve gone against the NDA signed between them and CM Punk. Allowing Punk to sue them for millions. Also, this has resulted in really bad PR for the promotion as they now have fans up in arms against them. While the wrestling faithful expressed their sorrow for the AEW commentator.

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Fans pity Schiavone

As soon as the segment aired, Schiavone looked visibly upset. And deservedly so, since he has seen the likes of Bischoff make bad creative decisions that led to the demise of his previous promotion. Fans too could witness the commentator being upset, as they shared their thoughts on Twitter. Here are some of the tweets:

A fan felt genuine pity for the AEW commentator.

One fan couldn’t help but laugh at the irony.

This fan speculated that Schiavone might feel like quitting.

This fan couldn’t help but compare WCW and AEW at this point. They highlighted how WCW achieved greater highs than AEW and still folded.

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Another fan noticed Tazz share the same reaction as Schiavone.

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Well, it sure looks like fans felt the pain of Schiavone. And the former WCW announcer did once jump ship to the WWE back in the late eighties. So do you think he might do the same again after this stunt by Tony Khan? What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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Abhishek Kumar Das

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Abhishek Kumar Das is a WWE writer at EssentiallySports. Having previously worked as a researcher, journalist, and combat sports editor, Abhishek is uniquely poised to deliver wrestling news that is both straightforward and backed by facts. A die-hard Jeff Hardy fan, and a defender of heels to hell and beyond, he enjoys delving into the different storylines that both WWE and other promotions have to offer.
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Amal Joyce