Playing Backstage Politics
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Far Away From Uncle Ole
Re: Forgotten Legends 1: Arn Anderson
Honestly, positioning in wrestling is only focused on by us, the fans.
IMO, he didn't breakthrough and surpass Flair because he was happy with where he was at and understood his role. Sometimes, you have to set ego aside and do whats better for the business. Flair was a HUGE draw and brought in business, which made for better business for his co-workers.
I don't feel he is underrated but I do feel he is often overlooked by fans because he wasn't a main eventer. But, if you look back at his career, he was part of some of the biggest & best angles & stables in WCW history. He was part of the Horsemen's dominance of the 80s, a key member of the Dangerous Alliance and a big part of the WCW/NWO for quite some time. People choose to overlook things like that because he didn't always compete in the last match of the show. When you are as talented as Double A was, card placement means nothing and true fans of wrestling will still recognize your contributions to the business.