All Elite Wrestling commentator Tony Schiavone recently appeared on the "What Happened When" podcast, where he discussed a variety of topics such as current AEW TNT Champion Darby Allin mentioning former AEW Star Cody Rhodes in one of his video vignettes and how that wouldn't have been allowed in WCW.
Tony Schiavone said:
“There was a snippet of Cody [Rhodes] in that … I remember thinking that would have never happened back in the day. Never.'” “There was no way that would have happened.”
“Guys would show up and then not show up, you know? It was, ‘Oh, look who’s here, and look who’s not here.'” “Today, working in the front office, I would know all about it. Back then as an announcer, you would just pick up things. ‘Where’s Michael Hayes?’ ‘Oh, he’s no longer here.’ I remember even asking Jimmy Crockett sometimes, ‘Where is so and so?’ ‘Oh, he’s no longer with us, and do not mention his name at all ever again,’ I would go, ‘Okay.'”
You can check out Tony Schiavone's full comments in the video below. H/T to Wrestling Inc. for transcribing the above quotes.