Arn Anderson Says Highlight Of His Career Was In WWE
Arn Anderson has shared the WWE moment that he calls “the highlight of my wrestling career.”
Following a 40 year career in wrestling, Arn Anderson has a lot of choice when it comes to naming his favorite moments.
With a list that includes lifting the WWE Tag Team Championship, multiple years in The Four Horsemen across WCW and being inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame are all part of The Enforcer’s remarkable achievements.
But it was one moment in particular that Anderson has positioned to his career highlight.
WrestleMania X8 saw Anderson’s long term friend Ric Flair challenge The Undertaker, with The Nature Boy looking to end the Deadman’s unbeaten streak.
“I jumped all over it. When they said ‘Hey, how’d you like to get involved with the Taker-Flair match?’ there wasn’t any of the shuffling of the feet … ‘You’re damn right, yes. Point me to the entrance.’ People ask me what’s the highest point of your career and best match and all that. I wasn’t in the match, but I was involved in the finish of it. That’s it. It stands alone … It was such a perfectly executed screwjob.”
Arn Anderson discussed the match with WrestlingNewsCo and explained the execution of the story by Flair and The Undertaker made fans start to believe the streak could about to be ended.
“By the time I got to ringside, I just — poof — I just popped up. It was so well executed when I hit that Spinebuster. It was a reaction, it wasn’t like a babyface ‘That’s Arn Anderson!’ It was a ‘Holy shit, this may actually happen. Flair may actually beat him with this,’ because of the execution, rolling out of the ring, hiding, the referee shaking it off, making the count. It was just so well done by those guys, and it was the highlight of my wrestling career.”
WrestleMania X8 took place in Toronto in 2002, with an iconic battle between The Rock and Hulk Hogan. But it was Anderson’s favorite match that lasted the longest on the night, with over 28 minutes of action before The Undertaker took the win.
Ten years later Anderson and Flair were joined by all The Four Horsemen members to be inducted into the WWE Hall Of Fame Class of 2012.
The Undertaker would keep the streak alive until it was ended to huge surprise at WrestleMania 30 by Brock Lesnar.
H/t to 411mania