Arn Anderson’s career in the pro wrestling industry is brimming with rich history. He is currently signed to All Elite Wrestling as a manager. Anderson recently admitted that he hated being a producer for WWE.
Arn Anderson appeared on the most recent episode of the ARN podcast. The pro wrestling icon covered a wide range of topics. He reflected on his 2019 WWE release.
Anderson claimed that the reason for his departure was that he had let an inebriated Alicia Fox wrestle in a match at a WWE Live Event. He later admitted during Starrcast II that the hours had gotten to be too much for him and he also didn’t want to be somewhere he wasn’t wanted.
If you want the truth, I hated that job. I hated being in charge of matches that I had no power or authority. I was responsible for the end result. If the story that was told or the physicality was not good, the finish wasn’t good, whatever, Vince chewed my ass out.
The problem with that was if you’re going to give me full reign and let me do what I want to, not what’s written and try to take the creative and put it into match terms and make it make sense, it’s not fair to have all the responsibility for a segment and no authority to do what you know is right, to having to do what they want you to do.
I did not enjoy that job. I really didn’t enjoy it that much in WCW because I mean, you get to the arena, and you have two guys that really don’t want to put each other over. I’m on the road just lining the show up. That’s supposed to be all I’m doing, carrying the word, ‘Hey, they would like so and so to go over.’ When you don’t have the authority that when they go, ‘I’m not feeling that.’ Now you have to go, ‘Well, what do you think?’ versus ‘No, I think I’m feeling it and this is what we need to do.’ It’s a straw boss position. You’re a scapegoat for something they don’t like. It’s automatically your fault.
As we reported earlier, Arn Anderson believes WWE’s scripts and micromanagement are harmful to talent in the long run. He even talked about the negative aspects of AEW. Arn said that AEW talent appearing on TV and then disappearing for a long time is a problem. Stay tuned to Ringside for the latest news and updates.
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