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Arn Anderson Responds To ‘Best Spinebuster’ Snub

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‘The Enforcer’ Arn Anderson has responded to what appeared to be a snub by World Wrestling Entertainment about the best spinebuster in the business.

One of professional wrestling’s greatest technicians, Anderson was a proficient executor of many moves but none better than the spinebuster which he became famous for. His perfoamcnes of the devastating move inspired many, including Triple H, to deliver it in a specific way.

However, on February 10, WWE’s Twitter account posted a #WAMWednesday poll to ask its fan base who delivered the best version of the manoeuvre with ‘Double A’ excluded from the nominees of Drew McIntyre, The Rock, Robert Roode, Apollo Crews, Mercedes Martinez, Triple H, Batista and Ron Simmons.

Spotting the omission, the current AEW producer and on-screen mentor to Cody Rhodes took to social media to point out that he was nowhere to be seen on the list:

“Huh. Seems like someone’s missing.”

Spotting the tweet, former WWE Raw Tag Team Champion Xavier Woods jumped to Anderson’s defence stating that to him both Arn and Ron Simmons tied first place for best spinebuster, with Anderson then replying to Woods that he was wise beyond his years.

After retiring from in-ring competition in 1997, Anderson served as WCW producer before switching to WWF when the company brought World Championship Wrestling in 2001. Since then, the legend has delivered many one-off versions of his famous move including to Dolph Ziggler and The Undertaker at WrestleMania X8.