WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson has claimed his son Brock Anderson has a great mind for the business, and details how he helps him get ready for his matches.
Despite making his AEW debut in 2021, alongside Cody Rhodes, Brock Anderson has failed to kick on in AEW. He has wrestled very few matches on Dynamite, and despite being the son of a legendary wrestler, has shown very little in the way of talent in the ring.
Brock Anderson has been given some high-profile matches in AEW, including losing to Malakai Black in a squash match in the former WWE Superstar’s second match in the company. He didn’t show much talent in this bout, and has not been featured heavily on AEW Dynamite, Collision or Rampage since then.
However, Arn Anderson has a lot of good things to say about his son. Speaking on a recent edition of his “The Arn Show” podcast, the former Four Horsemen enforcer claimed that Brock Anderson has “a great mind already for the business”, and that he understands the most important rule in wrestling – that things have to make sense.
“He’ll [Brock Anderson] admit this, and it’s not a big deal, but when he has a match, I’ll leave him alone.” Arn Anderson said, “I’ll let him get with his opponent or whoever it is, his agent or producer or coach or whatever they’re called.”
“And then I pull them aside and say, ‘What do you want to do?’” the WWE Hall of Famer continued, “I don’t say, ‘Do this, do that, do this, do that.’ I say, ‘What do you want to do today? What did you have in mind?’ And he’s got a great mind already for the business.”
“He understood the one thing, there’s one cardinal rule you have to follow if you’re going to be in this business any length of time is, you’ve got to make it make sense. It’s got to make sense to you, it’s got to make sense to the audience. And if you start with that building block, you can learn the business. But that number one is number one in my book. You got to make it make sense.”
Brock Anderson hasn’t wrestled for AEW since May 2023, when he teamed with Brian Pillman Jr to take on The Gunns. Since Brian Pillman Jr left AEW for WWE, Anderson has not appeared on AEW TV at all.
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