WWE Hall Of Famer Arn Anderson has broken his silence since his release from the company last month. Anderson spoke to Sports Illustrated’s Justin Barrasso to issue his first public comments on the matter since his firing. The 60-year-old said he had a great 18-year run with the company, but his shelf life simply came to an end:
“I was fortunate enough to work with WWE for 18 years,” Anderson said. “Certainly that provided my family and myself with a nice living, and I have no regrets. A lot of my best friends still work there. Everything has a shelf life, and I guess mine ran out.”
Details behind the reasoning for Anderson’s release were reported shortly after he was let go. It appears an incident at a WWE live event involving Alicia Fox led to the end of his time with the company. Fox reportedly showed up to the live event intoxicated. Anderson, who was the agent for her match that night, still allowed her to compete. WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon was furious with Anderson for the decision.
This was deemed the final straw for Anderson, and he was subsequently handed his walking papers. There’s currently no news on Fox’s status with the company, but we’ll keep you updated as we learn more.
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