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Arn Anderson & Tully Blanchard Comment On Not Getting A Gimmick In WWE, More



During the latest edition of Chris Jericho’s “Talk Is Jericho” podcast, Arn Anderson and Tully Blanchard commented on coming to WWE as the Brain Busters, and more. You can check out some highlights from the podcast below:

Anderson on how they avoided getting a gimmick in WWE: “We lucked out, I think. They ask us for new names. Obviously, they were pretty clear that, ‘We don’t want to see the Four Horseman bulls**t,’ which you couldn’t avoid for a short period of time.”

Blanchard on WWE suppressing Four Horseman signs at the time: “When the fans would put it up, they sent guys out in the audience to pull them all down.”

Anderson on their first creative meeting with McMahon: “Well he asked for, you know, ‘Can you come up [with ideas], and we couldn’t come up with anything. [Tully] and I tried to, and we were just — just us. They said, ‘We’re gonna put you with Bobby Heenan.’ And I think Bobby said, ‘Well hell, let’s call them the Brain Busters,’ which gave us immediate credibility. Immediate credibility. And Chris, he — our costuming was just normal, just red and white boots, red tights, whatever the deal. It was nothing special, and he didn’t mess with that. He just let us … and he said about six months into it, one day. We were just talking to him, and he just went, ‘You know, you guys give credibility to my company, to my business. I think he said, ‘You led credibility to my business.’ And I think that looking back on it, that’s why he didn’t dress us up and try to change [us]..”

(h/t – 411 Wrestling)

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