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TOP AEW name reveals why they were ABSENT from Dynamite last week

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Tony Schiavone, a prominent figure in All Elite Wrestling (AEW), recently explained his absence from the January 17 episode of AEW Dynamite.

Fans and colleagues alike noticed his absence, sparking curiosity about the reasons behind it. Schiavone, who has been with Tony Khan’s company since its inception, serving as a commentator and occasional announcer, missed the show due to a health issue.

AEW News: Health Concerns Leading to Absence

Schiavone revealed on the latest What Happened When podcast that he had developed a stye in his right eye, which at one point caused his eye to swell shut.

Initially, he suspected it might be conjunctivitis, commonly known as pink eye, which would have required him to avoid contact with others.

However, a medical diagnosis on Wednesday confirmed it was a stye. This eye condition necessitated his absence from the show, as it affected his ability to perform his duties effectively.

AEW News: Tony Schiavone’s Commitment to AEW

Despite his health setback, Tony Schiavone’s dedication to AEW remains unwavering. He expressed regret over missing the television appearance, emphasising his enthusiasm for his role, especially on Saturdays.

Schiavone reassured fans of his recovery and confirmed his return for the upcoming Wednesday show. His commitment to AEW and its fan base is evident in his eagerness to return to the commentary table.

The Impact of His Absence

In Schiavone’s absence, Ian Riccaboni filled in for him on commentary. The change was noticeable to AEW fans, who have grown accustomed to Schiavone’s unique style and insightful commentary.

His absence was felt not just by viewers but also by his colleagues, highlighting his importance in the AEW broadcasting team.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who is Tony Schiavone?
    • Tony Schiavone is a commentator and occasional announcer for All Elite Wrestling (AEW).
  • Why was Tony Schiavone absent from the January 17 AEW Dynamite?
    • He had a stye in his right eye, which caused significant swelling.
  • What did Tony Schiavone initially think his eye problem was?
    • He initially suspected it was conjunctivitis (pink eye).
  • Who replaced Tony Schiavone on commentary during his absence?
    • Ian Riccaboni filled in for him.
  • Has Tony Schiavone returned to AEW Dynamite?
    • Yes, he confirmed his return for the upcoming Wednesday show.
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