Arn Anderson Was Nervous For Brock Anderson's Debut, Compares His Son's Debut To His Own

On the June 18 episode of AEW Dynamite, Brock Anderson made his wrestling debut, teaming with Cody Rhodes to defeat Aaron Solow & QT Marshall.

Brock is the son of Arn Anderson, a legendary wrestler in his own right who now serves as a producer and coach for AEW.

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Speaking to Steven Muehlhausen of DAZN, Arn discussed his son's debut.

"It would be easy for me to try to play a hard ass on this and go, ‘Oh well, business as usual.’ When it's your son out there, he probably had not enough training yet to be under those circumstances, and I was nervous for him. I was more nervous than he was. He actually was pretty solid all day long. But to see him have his first day in a business that I have loved since I was eight years old — and I tell people, it's the greatest way to make a living on the earth, it really is. To see him enjoy himself and hold his own and do well. I am a proud papa," he said.

Arn, wrestling under the name Jim Vertaroso, made his debut in 1982, losing to Ron Bass.

When asked to compare his debut with his son's, Arn replied, "Oh God. Well, it was a whole different format. It wasn't about me, my first day on TV. I walked out on Atlanta TV and just got slaughtered, and that's the way things were done, and I was glad to do it. I knew going in what it was going to be. His was much, much different. His debut was with the idea that he was, at some point, going to be a player. Me, I was just one of the cattle called that came to television and different territories around the world and was there for one reason: To enhance the other guy. It’s probably as far one end of the spectrum as you can be from his debut."

It is unknown when Brock will return to the ring.

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