Arn Anderson’s days as a part of the wrestling industry appear to be coming to an end,
Anderson was an active wrestler from 1982 to 2000. His in-ring career ended after years of injury build-up damaged his body to the point that wrestling was too dangerous for his health.
But despite retiring from wrestling, Anderson has remained in the wrestling business as a road agent, producer/coach, and veteran figure to whom younger wrestlers could go for advice.
Unfortunately for those younger wrestlers and for wrestling fans at large, Arn Anderson appears to be reaching the end of his time involved in wrestling. In a recent Zoom chat, Anderson was asked about his future and he revealed he envisions himself as being retired within a year and a half.
“I’m just going to plan on a year and a half from now being retired from the business. Hopefully, we will be able to get Brock ready for that and so 2023 should be me on the beach somewhere, more than once.”
Arn Anderson spent 18 years working for WWE as an official before moving to AEW in 2019. His initial role was that of Cody Rhodes’ personal coach and advisor. In late 2021, Anderson experienced a sudden surge in popularity following his ‘pull a Glock out’ promo with Cody Rhodes.
Since making those comments, Anderson has taken to social media to confirm that his AEW contract still has a year and a half to run and that he misspoke when he said 2023:
“Just to be clear, I am under contract with AEW for another year and a half. I hope to be able to repay Tony for having Brock and I as a part of AEW and I have many friends who work there. I misspoke when I said 2023.”
“If I created any incorrect narrative, I apologize. The truth is, I would like to be around for as long as I can contribute to the business, and am still having fun. I’m sure the article in question didn’t spark mass panic, but I just wanted to clear up my mistake. I believe a person’s word means something, even in our crazy world. -AA”
— Arn Anderson (@TheArnShow) December 13, 2022
h/t WrestlingInc for the transcription