WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson will always be remembered as an enforcer for the legendary Four Horseman stable during its days with NWA and WCW. He’s been a manager for AEW ever since the company was formed back in 2019. Like most pro wrestlers in their 60s, they tend to look to retirement in the business, and that time is coming to an end for Anderson.
On the newest episode of the “ARN” podcast, Anderson revealed that he plans to retire when his AEW contract runs out in the next eighteen months. He talked about his son Brock not getting enough reps on TV.
“I’m hanging on to the idea that Brock (Anderson) just hasn’t had his second chance yet because of the rotation,” Anderson said. “I’m sure it’s nothing that he’s done negatively. With AEW, I’m still under contract for about a year and a half, Brock about six months. We just don’t have enough segments of television to get everybody on there every week.
I’m sure Tony struggles with it trying to get everybody on there and get everybody rotated, but we’re just hanging on. We don’t want to do anything else. He’s still going to the gym a couple days a week where he was trained, Lodi’s gym, here in Charlotte. We’re still getting in the ring a couple days. We just haven’t been on TV. We’ve been gone, I don’t know if you all noticed, for the entire summer. We haven’t been on TV probably since May. I know it seems long for us. I don’t know if it seems long for anybody else, but we’ve been doing some independent stuff, a few independent bookings here.”
Arn said that Jon Moxley has an interest in helping Brock as well: Anderson believes Mox sees a lot of potential in his son even though he doesn’t have that much in-ring experience.
“I know Moxley has taken an interest in him, a couple days of TV, got him in the ring in front of some of the other young boys and wrestled them around a little bit. I think a lot of people see potential in Brock, but still he’s in that stage where he’s still very, very green.
He hasn’t had maybe 30 or 40 matches, but the key to this is business in getting better is consistency and wrestling reps, day after day, three days in a row, four days in a row. That’s how you get better and that’s just not an opportunity where we are now. I’m just going to plan on a year and a half from now being retired from the business. Hopefully we’ll be able to get Brock ready for that. So ‘23 should be me on the beach somewhere, more than once.”
The day Arn Anderson walks away from the pro wrestling business will be a sad one for the talent and the walks. Arn brings a lot of experience and knowledge in helping out young talent for decades in WCW, WWE, and AEW. Hopefully, his teachings and methods will be brought down to the next generation of in-ring competitors.
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