Which Former WCW Star Arn Anderson Believes Did Not Deserve “The Flack” They Got?

Which Former WCW Star Arn Anderson Believes Did Not Deserve

Arn Anderson Reflects on the Controversial Addition to the Four Horsemen

The Four Horsemen, a legendary faction known for its elite members, faced criticism over the addition of Steve McMichael, a departure from the established talent characteristic of the group. The pivotal moment occurred in 1996 at WCW’s Great American Bash event, where, during a match featuring Ric Flair and Arn Anderson against NFL football players, Kevin Greene and Steve McMichael.

McMichael, nicknamed “Mongo,” was revealed to have accepted a briefcase full of cash and turned heel on his partner to join the Horsemen. Following this storyline development, McMichael transitioned into a full-time wrestling role in WCW, despite his limited prior experience in the industry.

Arn Anderson, in his ‘Arn‘ podcast, addressed the vocal fan sentiment regarding McMichael’s struggle with his newfound professional wrestling role, offering reflective insights on this contentious addition to the iconic faction.

So, the people who are critical of ‘Mongo’ and his ability to wrestle I welcome you to try that. We’re sitting in the back, and he went ‘Double-A, I’m sorry about that, man. I know that was terrible.’ I went, ‘Look, Mongo, don’t sweat it, man. We all make mistakes.’ But you could just tell that it bothered him that he wasn’t groomed enough to position himself to do really well and I know he got a lot of flack, which he did not deserve.”

In 1999, Steve ‘Mongo’ McMichael concluded his full-time wrestling career. Subsequently, in 2001, the former football player received a diagnosis of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), recognised in some circles as motor neurone disease (MND).

“He’s fighting a horrible disease. It’s so humbling to see pictures of him, it just rips my guts out, here’s a guy who came into our business, was an All-Pro football player in the NFL with no formal training, and was immediately put in a main event match with Ric (Flair) and myself against him and Kevin Greene. And when I say no formal training, I mean ‘No Formal Training.’

Arn Anderson Reflects On “Double Tough” WWE Hall Of Famer

Arn Anderson shared his feelings on fellow Hall Of Famer, ‘Hacksaw’ Jim Duggan. Speaking on his podcast, Anderson revealed when he first met ‘Hacksaw’. Anderson wrestled alongside Duggan in both WWE and WCW but became familiar with the old timer years before elsewhere.

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