Arn Anderson Comments On Curtis Axel's Release; Puzzled By WWE's Refusal To Capitalize On Heritage

Arn Anderson says in WWE, everybody has to be an entertainer, it's not good enough to just be a wrestler.

Curtis Axel was recently released by WWE and Arn Anderson, somebody who worked very closely with Axel's father, Curt Hennig, doesn't understand why the third-generation performers legacy and in-ring prowess wasn't enough to get him by.

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“His lineage was huge in this industry,” Arn began. “Why he wasn't able to take advantage of that... that was something else, guys would come up and they wouldn't get to be who they were, who their dad was or who their uncle was. Well, that's that just makes the business bigger. That you have second and third-generation wrestlers that are doing well and you see what an edge they have. For Curtis Axel to not be who he was and them try to name him two or three different times. The kid could perform. He could work. You could have done better by that in a lot of characters that have come along with huge lineages. For whatever reason, it's like, "no, name him something else.'"

Arn continued, “Him and Bo Dallas made a good team. But, you know, they've always got this feeling in the back of their head that performance is not enough. The fact that the guys look like good athletes is not enough. You always gotta put some entertainment on it. Well, if everybody's entertaining I think nobody's entertaining if everybody has the same gimmick, right? Everybody's trying to do haha, then haha is overdone and you don't appreciate any of it. Like you said earlier, everybody should have a niche. His niche was just he could go out and go.”

Arn Anderson also commented on many of the releases that took place on Wednesday, April 15, 2020. You can read his comments at this link.

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