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Arn Anderson's Evaluation (2015)

His name is Arn Anderson and Cageside Seats readers have reported back on what they love and loathe about the Hall of Famer. Here's the full evaluation.

What you loved:

  1. Spinebuster - Innovated the Double A Spinebuster, still the best in the biz. You said his overall moveset (DDT/Gourdbuster) was fantastic and fit his persona to perfection.
  2. The Enforcer - A critical piece of the Four Horsemen, Flair may have been the leader, but Arn was the muscle to that group.
  3. Mic - Very underrated when it came to cutting promos.
  4. Mind - One of the most knowledgeable wrestlers out there. As a well-respected mind, WWE still has him working behind the scenes
  5. Tag Specialist - Has won 11 tag titles in his career and was able to work successfully with multiple guys including Tully Blanchard, Ole Anderson, and Larry Zbyszko.

Best comment comes via BrassCitySaint:

"Arn Anderson worked with a bad neck for eight years. At approximately 300 wrestling shows a year, that’s 2,400 times greater than that one time Kurt Angle won an Olympic gold medal with a broken freakin’ neck."


What you loathed:

  1. Overshadowed - It's tough to stand out when Space Mountain is blocking your way.
  2. Singles' Run - He was so good at being in tag teams or stables, Arn never received a run on his own. It was pretty obvious he had the talent to do so, though.
  3. No World Title - Tying in with #2, without that singles' push, a top title was never in his future.
  4. Early Ending - Due to injuries, at 40, Double A was done wrestling full-time. While we do penalize wrestlers for staying past their prime, minus the injuries, Anderson still had the talent to go in the ring.

Best comment comes via bpeezy:

"Tag team specialist: Sometimes a blessing can be a curse. He was so good in tag teams that he never got the kind of singles run he deserved. Similarly, he spent most of his career drifting from stable to stable, resulting in several sub-par versions of the Horsemen. (cough Roma cough)"

On to the poll! With 221 votes, Arn Anderson's average score is 4.5.

Thanks, Cagesiders! We'll be back on Sunday to recap with updated poll scores and the best comments of the week!

Until then!

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