Arn Anderson: Wardlow Has So Much Potential, He's Just Been Getting Bad Advice From Day One

Arn Anderson discusses his recent pairing with Wardlow.

On the April 19 episode of AEW Dynamite, Wardlow joined forces with Arn Anderson ahead of his TNT Championship bout against Powerhouse Hobbs. With Anderson by his side, Wardlow was able to regain the title from Hobbs that he had previously lost only weeks before.

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With the pairing seemingly coming out of nowhere, many fans are curious as to why Anderson wanted to manage Wardlow. On the latest episode of Ask Arn Anything on AdFreeShows.com, Anderson went into detail about the pairing and how he thinks Wardlow has been getting bad advice in AEW from day one.

“You know, I don’t think anybody expected [this pairing]." Anderson noted. "It’s not even from left field, it’s from down the first base line or something, you know? [Wardlow] has got so much potential, so much talent. He is such a class act, he is focused, he carries himself like a professional. He does everything right, he’s just been getting some bad advice from day one. When that locker room sees a guy that’s got unlimited potential, the claws come out, you know what I’m saying? They try to shut him down before he ever gets rolling in all kinds of political ways and physical ways, you name it, breaking into another man’s car is pretty stout. We had a couple of closed door conversations and I said ‘You let me worry about what goes down on the floor, because I’ve thought it, seen it, and done it decades before anybody else. Let me just free you up to do what you do, and that’s clean house.’ He kinda looked at me and I said ‘Don’t worry about anything else that goes on, I’ll take care of the floor, you just take care of the match.’ What makes it such a big victory, that guy he beat, Powerhouse Hobbs… He’s a stud and a superstar in the making, make no mistake. That guy has got unlimited potential as well, so it makes [Wardlow’s] win even bigger.”

Wardlow has been a solo act in AEW since turning on MJF at the Revolution pay-per-view in 2022.

Anderson also currently manages the tag team of Brian Pillman Jr. & Brock Anderson. Previously, 'The Enforcer' also managed Cody Rhodes before he departed AEW to return to WWE.

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