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Arn Anderson On The First Time He Met Roman Reigns And More

Professional Wrestling Legend “The Enforcer” Arn Anderson, who is currently the manager of TNT Champion “The American Nightmare” Cody Rhodes in AEW, recently took to his ARN podcast to talk about the first time he met WWE Superstar Roman Reigns. Arn Anderson said that the first thing that popped in his head was Roman Reigns is a star.

This is what Arn Anderson said:

“The first thing that popped in my head was, ‘This guys a star.'” “He speaks like a star, he looks like a star, he carries himself with a lot of poise, he’s respectful, he’s just one of those guys you look at and go, ‘You’ll be hearing about that guy.’ It just jumped off the page to me, he looked like a movie star.”

Arn then talked about thinking that Miz was just a guy going into the 2010 MITB Match as a contestant due to the other talents involved in the match, not the winner of the match and have the impact he did.

This is what Arn Anderson said:

“It was another blend of young guys getting a chance to be in a huge match.” “Miz was a guy you thought going into this match was just going to be another contestant, you didn’t know he was going to have the impact [he did]. You certainly didn’t think he was going to win the match. I don’t think anybody in Vegas would’ve picked Miz to win this thing.”

Arn then talked about putting Miz in the main event of that year’s WrestleMania against the biggest name WWE has had in a long time, John Cena.

This is what Arn Anderson said:

“I know Vince likes Miz; he’s dependable, durable, speaks well, dresses well and fits with that Hollywood deal. It was a guy that kind of came in under the radar but he was built properly. And putting him in a main event with John Cena is about as big as it gets.”

Arn then talked about The Miz being one of those guys that can move up and down and as long as you put a mic on his hand he will piss some people off. Arn also talked about Miz being around probably as long as his body holds up and as long as he wants to be.

This is what Arn Anderson said:

“Everybody can’t be a steamroller, everybody can’t be a body guy, everybody can’t be a world class technician.” “But if you’ve got some of that stuff, you can be around for a long time. Everybody can’t be the last match every single night. You gotta have guys that are on second to last, third to last, sometimes open the show, sometimes the first match before intermission, The Miz is one of those guys that can move up and down and as long as you put a mic on his hand he’ll piss some people off.”

“He didn’t mind being a heel that was the most important thing. He’s very unlikeable if you give him that mic.” “He’ll be around probably as long as his body holds up and as long as he wants to be.”

Arn then talked about the WWE always needing to have new talent every 5, 7 or 10 years and always having to be re-establishing their fan base. Arn Anderson also talked about WWE not showing the same product or putting old talents in too many segments on RAW and SmackDown, but having younger talents on a weekly basis.

This is what Arn Anderson said:

“You always have to have new.” “You have to keep feeding the audience’s appetite for new faces and new talent. Every 5,7,10 years you have a new fan base. You always have to be re-establishing your fan base. That means you got to have a diverse menu of talents that give you all kinds of things.”

“Think about the hours of television WWE is available, and if you just have the same product, which is a mistake that’s been made in the past. Putting talent in too many segments on Raw or Smackdown other than feeding those segments to young talent that needs it to get over on a weekly basis. They got to have a chance, and that means they gotta have reps on television.”

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