It Came From YouTube: Tony Schiavone – Starbucks BARISTA

19 Submitted by on Sun, 29 May 2016, 12:58

Really, not joking.

Queue up the “greatest latte in the history of our sport” memes!


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19 Responses to "It Came From YouTube: Tony Schiavone – Starbucks BARISTA"
  1. "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

    Hey, the guy wants to keep busy and he wants to do it working for a company he loves. How can I fault him for that? I hope he lands the job and has a successful career there. 🙂

    • Mister Forth says:

      I wish him well too. He seems to be in a good place in life. Happy to see that he is content.

  2. Chris says:

    Probably a silly question, but is that Todd Pettengill doing the voice over?

  3. GeneMean says:

    “If you’re even thinking about going to Seattle’s Best, fans, do not, because we understand that Mick Foley, who worked here one time as Cactus Jack, is going to brew their chai tea latte. Ha! That’s gonna put some butts in the seats, heh”.

  4. Gotchism For Life says:

    I didn’t even watch the video…just gonna comment.

    I always liked Tony as a play by play guy. Even if he declined in the latter part of WCW…I liked him and he’s better than most in my opinion.

    Whatever he does, may he be blessed and happy.

    • kmtown says:

      I thought I would be only one of a few who thought Tony did a good job. I think it went downhill for him when they made him work with David Crockett.

  5. Sean Bateman says:

    How about “Mocha Foam-ly will put butts in seats” memes?

  6. Ripplin says:

    Yesterday, I listened to The Ross Report where Jim interviewed Tony (Ep. 79) and really enjoyed it. Like two buddies sitting on the front porch chatting. Tony’s a good guy that’s unfortunately remembered most from the tail end of WCW, when the superlatives ran rampant. :p (having Mark Madden beside him didn’t help) Yes, it was a bit much at times (and he’s not blameless for it, of course), but overall, he was very good!

    • RD Reynolds says:

      Thought he was a million times better than Michael Cole. Schiavone didn’t have the disadvantage of Vince screaming at him through his headset, though.

      • "The Big Cheese" Paul Kraft says:

        Tony was great up until the NWO era started.

      • Guest says:

        Tony unlike Micheal Cole also benefited from having years of experience commentating on WCW events and PPV before Nitro rolled around

  7. Mark Smart says:

    Schiavone’s got to be in the top 5 announcers since the early 80s and probably the top 3 play by play guys.

    JR, Monsoon, Schiavone, Joey Styles and IMO Lance Russell.

  8. John C says:

    Tony & JR had to be my favorite NWA announce team. They were both into what they were calling, nobody had to play a face/heel character. Good for Tony he sounds like a happy person and that’s what matters the most.

    • R says:

      “nobody had to play a face/heel character”

      Yes! That’s one of the things that drove me nuts (and away from viewing) about Michael Cole; flip-flopping face/heel. Same with Lawler to a lesser extent. So much of it comes across as extremely fake and insulting, like the forced laughter. Ugh. :p

  9. Richard Collins says:

    Some guy just love their Coffee so much they want to eventually learn ”how to be a real professional” at making one and they don’t give a shit about the pay nor the company they are going to work for. I guess Tony is just one of those guys, he’s got that opportunity now to be the one behind the counter. He’s living out many a coffee lover’s unfulfilled lifelong dream.

    I myself volunteered my time a few hours per week to a one person cafe stand my Church was trying out as a potential fundraising venture. I did it just so I could learn how to use a professional machine and grinder. As it was voluntary I didn’t payed nothing, but It was a great experience. Sadly they didn’t get enough other volunteers and it didn’t work out. Lasted a few months though and I loved it. People underestimate how fun it actually is to learn to use a coffee machine good and proper, and to be able to go ”I’m a trained barista, I know how to make a good damn coffee”.

    If he’s as passionate about his brown beans as much as he was passionate about Wrestling, those old WCW fans who happen to stop by that shop at that time are probably going to be in a for a real treat.

  10. Geoff says:

    Best commentating team of all time: Gorilla and Bobby Heenan

    2. JR and Jerry Lawler

    Vince was a good commentator back in the attitude era. When he started his career in that, he was just warming up.

    Tony Schiavone is or was a good commentator

    Tazz is great as a commentator. He and Cole made a great team but before Cole became a heel.

    • Mark Smart says:

      Gorilla and Heenan were the best. Announcing and Prime Time. Great chemistry, genuinely funny and were a pleasure to watch and listen to.

      JR could make opening a jar of pickles sound epic, something sorely missing today. I wonder how many mediocre matches were made to seem better just because he was calling them? Now it seems the exact opposite.

      Schiavone at #3 for me. wouldn’t say he was a favorite but he got the job done and was a perfect fit for NWA/WCW.

      Joey Styles at #4. over the top excitement went great with the ECW atmosphere.

      #5 Lance Russell from the old Memphis rasslin days back in the 80’s. He was just laid back and cool like he was about 3 or 4 mixed drinks in. went great during interviews.

  11. Alexandru says:

    Interesting seems like he’s doing well. I always liked Tony he gets way too much flack as he actually was a good announcer. Though he had clearly stopped caring by 99 can’t really blame him with some of the nonsense he forced to sit through

  12. Doc75 says:

    the greatest video in the history of YouTube

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