Arn Anderson Reflects on Lone WCW World Title PPV Match and Rick Rude's Influence

Arn Anderson shares intriguing insights from his WCW days.

by Noman Rasool
Arn Anderson Reflects on Lone WCW World Title PPV Match and Rick Rude's Influence
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WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson recently shared some insights into his WCW stint back in 1993, shedding light on his thoughts on fellow wrestler Rick Rude's return to the company, Davey Boy Smith's chances of becoming the WCW World Champion, and his own experience losing to Barry Windham for the World Title at Slamboree.

Anderson reminisced about the return of Rick Rude to WCW during the interview, noting Rude's undeniable star power and impressive physical condition. Rude's presence in the promotion undoubtedly added a significant boost to WCW's roster.

When asked about Davey Boy Smith's absence from the list of WCW World Champions, Anderson candidly expressed his belief that there were never any concrete plans to make Smith the champion. This revelation highlights the complexities of booking decisions in the wrestling world during that era.

Title Match Revelation

Reflecting on his own experience, Anderson spoke about his match against Barry Windham for the WCW World Title at Slamboree. He confessed that he never felt like the company had invested in pushing him for a title win.

Instead, it appeared that the prevailing sentiment was that Windham would retain the championship. Anderson also pointed out that he wasn't the typical babyface that fans rallied behind during that time. In fact, he was more of a heel thrust into the role due to Barry Windham's own heel persona.

Anderson acknowledged that there wasn't any ill will towards Windham and that the circumstances surrounding the match weren't conducive to a title change. Anderson's insights offer a unique perspective on the dynamics of WCW during the early '90s, where roster decisions and storylines played a pivotal role in shaping the company's direction.

His comments provide a glimpse into the inner workings of the wrestling world and the factors that influence championship reigns. As fans and wrestling enthusiasts look back on this era of WCW, Arn Anderson's perspective adds depth to the understanding of why certain wrestlers, like Davey Boy Smith, didn't reach the pinnacle of the WCW World Championship.

It also underscores the importance of storytelling and character alignment in professional wrestling, shedding light on the complexities of behind-the-scenes decisions.

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