Arn Anderson’s career in the pro wrestling industry just screams the term: ‘rich history,’ and a book detailing his life is perhaps a great idea. As it turns out though, his story won’t at all be a tell-all in ordinary form, but it will be a comic book, very much like Tony Schiavone’s book, Butts In Seats: The Tony Schiavone Story, is.
Perhaps since Mick Foley’s Have A Nice Day: A Tale of Blood and Sweatsocks, it’s been pretty lucrative to release a tell-all book in the realm of pro wrestling. Or perhaps, I should say it used to be lucrative. Jon Moxley’s book, Mox, is doing reasonably well and that’s in a time when reading books isn’t at all as interesting to most in society than say watching viral videos is. A lot of similar books haven’t done all that well in recent years though.
It was while speaking to AdFreeShows.com that he mentioned the book.
“It’s going to be a comic book, and it’s going to follow the Tony Schiavone comic book. I was approached by the same folks. I’m looking forward to it. A lot of people have asked me over the years, ‘Why don’t you write an autobiography?’ I never really wanted to, to be honest with you. Now that Brock (Anderson) is in the business, maybe when that plays out a little further, I may be able to come up with one.
But a comic book to me can be a story of your life just in comic book terms. I think that would be easy to do. You can fit in some of the stories that are legitimate. You can have a few that are a little bit far fetched, and maybe have some fun with it. We’ve already started working on it. It should be out next year sometime.”
The 63 year old is the epitome of what it meant to be a wrestler throughout the eighties and nineties. He – ‘the enforcer’ – is perhaps most known as a member of the greatest faction of all-time to most old-school wrestling fans, The Four Horsemen.
He debuted in 1982 and wrestled extensively for the NWA, WCW and worked as an agent in his later career with WWE. Now in AEW, he is Cody Rhodes on-screen manager, and his son, Brock has followed in his father’s footsteps, he having had a few matches on AEW already. We can look forward to Arn’s book hopefully next year.
H/T Wrestling News