WWE Hall of Famer and pro wrestling legend “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson recently took to an episode of his “The Arn Show” podcast, where he talked about a variety of topics such as how he hated the job of being a WWE producer because if something turns out to not be good in the matches it is automatically your fault.
Arn Anderson said:
“If you want the truth, I hated that job. I hated being in charge of matches that I had no power or authority. I was responsible for the end result. If the story that was told or the physicality was not good, the finish wasn’t good, whatever, Vince chewed my ass out.”
“The problem with that was if you’re going to give me full reign and let me do what I want to, not what’s written and try to take the creative and put it into match terms and make it make sense, it’s not fair to have all the responsibility for a segment and no authority to do what you know is right, to having to do what they want you to do.”
“I did not enjoy that job. I really didn’t enjoy it that much in WCW because I mean, you get to the arena, and you have two guys that really don’t want to put each other over. I’m on the road just lining the show up. That’s supposed to be all I’m doing, carrying the word, ‘Hey, they would like so and so to go over.’ When you don’t have the authority that when they go, ‘I’m not feeling that.’ Now you have to go, ‘Well, what do you think?’ versus ‘No, I think I’m feeling it and this is what we need to do.’ It’s a straw boss position. You’re a scapegoat for something they don’t like. It’s automatically your fault.”
You can check out Arn Anderson’s full comments at this <a href="https://podcasts.apple.com/ph/podcast/arn/id1480766062. H/T to WrestlingNews.co for transcribing the above quotes.