Arn Anderson has expanded on a recent lesson he bestowed upon Cody Rhodes.
On the September 29 episode of AEW Dynamite, Arn Anderson had a heart-to-heart with Cody Rhodes, explaining how Malakai Black had ruined their lives since he showed up in AEW. The Enforcer then criticized Rhodes for his lack of focus at Dynamite: Grand Slam and said he'd kick Malakai's ass if he wasn't so old.
The story he proceeded to share garnered quite a bit of attention from the wrestling community. He said the following:
"You pull up to a red light, a man jerks the car door open and says, 'Out of the car, I'm taking your car.' You say, 'Okay, take it. Just don't hurt me.' You know what I do? I pull out the Glock, put it on his forehead, and spill his brains all over the concrete. I'm Arn Anderson! And all that implies, and I'll be damned if I'm gonna coach a loser."
On the most recent episode of ARN (via AdFreeShows), the Nightmare Family coach explained that it was meant to be a metaphor and to let everyone know that he's through being a victim. Additionally, he clarified that he doesn't and has never carried a gun on his person. That said, he still wouldn't recommend stealing his car.
"Okay. That was meant to be a metaphor and to let everyone know that I am through being a victim, I've had enough, and I am not a victim, I am a predator. I just used a very extreme example. I don't carry a gun. I have never carried a gun on my person. So it was meant to be what it was and I think the shock value was the spilling of the brains, painting the sidewalk with the brains, I think is probably what had everybody go, 'Whoa! Okay. Alright.' 99% of everything I read or saw understood. Don't take it literally. People got it," he said.
"Yeah, but I would still suggest you don't jerk my [car] door open and say you're going to take my car. Let's just say guns are not part of my everyday thought process or life, but I do agree that sometimes you have to protect what's yours. A car door getting opened with some torque behind it right on your kneecaps, that'll probably change your afternoon around a little bit."
After two losses, Cody Rhodes did eventually defeat Malakai Black on October 23. He has since begun a program with Andrade El Idolo, who has aligned with Black in recent weeks.
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Wow! @TheArnShow holds nothing back with some very strong words for @CodyRhodes. What's going on with the #NightmareFamily? Tune in to @tntdrama NOW to watch #AEWDynamite LIVE! pic.twitter.com/hasf6cHkSs— All Elite Wrestling (@AEW) September 30, 2021
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