Wrestling legend Arn Anderson has discussed his own AEW status and his thoughts on the lack of television time to showcase all of the company’s roster regularly.
WWE Hall Of Famer Arn Anderson had been a key part of the Nightmare Family in AEW since he joined the company. The Head Coach of the Family was frequently seen by the side of Cody Rhodes, who of course is no longer with AEW as a WWE return looms large for the American Nightmare.
Speaking on AdFreeShows Arn Anderson first clarified his own AEW status as he says he’s at TV every week but he and his son Brock are “in limbo:”
“I’m at AEW TV every week, as is Brock (Anderson), we’re a little bit in limbo, as you can imagine, but we’re there. Brock has had some matches on Dark, I hope everybody is finding those and supporting him in that venture. It’s really the best way and only way to get some reps in and it be televised.”
The Four Horseman went on to discuss what some consider stop/start booking in AEW with many talents only featured on television periodically due to the swelling ranks of the company:
“I agree 100%. My son being one of those. If you remember correctly, his debut match was partners with Cody, they had a really good match with QT (Marshall) and one of the other kids [Aaron Solo]. It’s been so far back that nobody remembers it. He had his three or four weeks. To his defense, I know people get sick of me singing Tony Khan’s praises, but his intention is because now he’s assembled quite a hell of a talent roster, to try and get everybody exposed.”
“If you get one week or two weeks and they move on, I get exactly what you’re saying. In order to get a person over, you have to have about eight, ten, or twelve straight weeks of good TV. Now I’m invested in this guy. It’s where Tony knows what he wants out of his shows, we support him 100%.”
“I do agree that talent doesn’t get exposed. Dante Martin is a very special kid. He had springs not like nobody else in the business. A short time back, he had two, three, four really good weeks and now they disappear down to Dark. It’s a dilemma we have, we will figure it out.”
Arn Anderson noted, however, that when AEW started bringing in top-level names such as CM Punk and Bryan Danielson that was going to do nothing but move everyone else one notch down on the totem pole:
“You have to remember, you’re bringing in [Bryan Danielson] and CM Punk and no matter what you’ve done prior to that, that’s going to push everybody else down a notch. Those guys cost a heap of money to employ. When you bring them in, they are going to take precedent over anything else going on.”
Anderson noted that he believes AEW President will figure out the situation because he listens to fans, unlike the “other guy” that Anderson used to work for in WWE:
“That’s a dilemma we have, we’ll figure it out because Tony’s intentions are giving avid wrestling fans and intelligent folks, he listens to what you say and he wants to give you what you want. The other guy, which I had 19 years of, says, ‘Here’s what we’re going to give you. Either swallow it or spit it out. I don’t give a sh*t.’ Tony listens to his audience and wants to give fans whatever it is.”