‘The Enforcer’ Arn Anderson has opened up about his role as mentor and coach to Cody Rhodes, revealing that his part is a kept promise to the late Dusty Rhodes.
As part of the legendary Four Horsemen, Arn Anderson was a constant thorn in the side of ‘The American Dream’ during the pair’s time in Jim Crockett Promotions and the National Wrestling Alliance. While Rhodes was eyeing Ric Flair and the NWA World Heavyweight Championship, Arn, Tully Blanchard and Ole Anderson were cooking up various ways to keep him out of Flair’s business.
One of those plans was a parking lot ambush of the son of a plumber, where the stylish faction broke the star’s ankle with a vicious attack only for him to return and target Anderson as well as his NWA World Television Championship.
However, since August 2019, Arn Anderson has been by the side of the son of one of his greatest rivals as mentor and served as a fountain of knowledge to both the former AEW TNT Champion and the entire Nightmare Family.
Standing by his ward, ‘Double A’ has taken beatings in defence of the star – most recently at the hands of Team Taz at AEW Dynamite: Winter is Coming – and helped to rescue him from certain peril during rivalries with The Dark Order and MJF.
Now, Anderson has sat down with WrestleZone to discuss his role as Cody’s mentor and why what he does in the present is a promise he’s keeping to ‘The American Dream’, Dusty Rhodes: