WWE Corridor Of Famer Arn Anderson answered some fan questions on his newest “ARN” podcast. Arn was requested who backstage in WCW, WWE, and AEW had been the blokes who requested him probably the most questions and wished to be taught from his experience:
“Randy Orton was very receptive. Cena was, up to some extent. Dave Bautista was very receptive. Roman Reigns, home exhibits, he had some matches with Braun Strowman that had been simply spectacular. He made Braun Strowman an enormous. I actually loved working with him on that stuff. Dolph Ziggler had nice concepts and listened. Bobby Roode had an awesome thoughts for the enterprise.”
Arn Anderson mentioned he hated his job as producer in WWE:
“If you’d like the reality, I hated that job. I hated being in command of matches that I had no energy or authority. I used to be liable for the tip consequence. If the story that was informed or the physicality was not good, the end wasn’t good, no matter, Vince chewed my ass out.”
“The issue with that was in the event you’re going to offer me full reign and let me do what I need to, not what’s written and attempt to take the artistic and put it into match phrases and make it make sense, it’s not honest to have all of the accountability for a phase and no authority to do what you already know is true, to having to do what they need you to do.”
“I didn’t take pleasure in that job. I actually didn’t take pleasure in it that a lot in WCW as a result of I imply, you get to the world, and you’ve got two guys that basically don’t need to put one another over.
“I’m on the street simply lining the present up. That’s speculated to be all I’m doing, carrying the phrase, ‘Hey, they want so and so to go over.’ Whenever you don’t have the authority that once they go, ‘I’m not feeling that.’
“Now you must go, ‘Effectively, what do you assume?’ versus ‘No, I believe I’m feeling it and that is what we have to do.’ It’s a straw boss place. You’re a scapegoat for one thing they don’t like. It’s mechanically your fault.”