WWE Hall Of Famer Arn Anderson recently took to his podcast, “The ARN Podcast,” to talk about several professional wrestling topics.
Here are the highlights:
Disappointed Drew McIntyre’s WWE Title run is happening without fans:
Drew’s got it all. He looks the part, he’s matured, he’s paid his dues, he’s been around the world to learn his craft. He’s come back to WWE with a very mature look, and just the way he views the business [is different]. The only thing I hate about this entire run that he’s having is we don’t have the fans to show him in the arena how they feel about it, because I think he would be getting a very good reception.
Fans appreciate guys that have to work for the things they get in this business. They get it and they understand that he’s paid his dues, and I just hope that they stay the course with Drew and don’t get antsy, and nervous, and just make one of those knee-jerk reactions that they normally do, and just shut his water off before he gets a chance to show what his value is.
Performing without fans:
I can’t even imagine. I have nothing to compare it to other than the first week that I actually trained in the wrestling business and it was just in the back of a furniture store. And it was Ted Allen who was training me, and Tony Zane, and David McGee, just a few of us. Like three or four of us in there, and we’re taking bumps and there’s no adrenaline rush.
There’s no music, there are no fans, there are no cut types of outside motivation whatsoever. Those bumps hurt. Every single one of them hurt. I can only imagine with the high impact stuff they do today. Coming down that route, and sliding in that ring, and having a match without the most important thing you need, adrenaline, because it pilots you completely through every match, and if you don’t have any, man, I can only imagine how hard that is.
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