It’s a rough job. There are all kinds of people who have to come together to make a WWE show work and a lot of them don’t even get in the ring. Some of the people are there as a representative of the company as a way to make sure things go well. Now one of them is talking about his former position and how it did not exactly go as well as he had been hoping.
During the latest edition of his ARN podcast, former WWE producer Arn Anderson spoke about his time in the role. Anderson said that he actually hated the job, as he was only involved in the finish of the match. If the rest of the match did not go well, he would get blamed by Vince McMahon. The job would have been easier if he had more authority of the match, as it would have kept him from taking so much blame for so little influence. Anderson also described himself as a “scapegoat” for any problems that came up during matches he produced, even if he had little to do with it. Anderson worked for WWE from 2001-2019.
Opinion: This is the kind of story that is hardly surprising yet also rather sad to hear. At the end of the day, Anderson is right in that he was only able to do so much in the role with WWE not allowing him to have any extra control. It was like Anderson was in control but not in control at all, which is not going to make this job work well. Anderson is a wrestling legend and has a great mind for the sport, but there is only so much he can do with these restrictions.
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