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Arn Anderson comments on Vince McMahon advertising God to wrestle at WWE Backlash 2006

This week’s episode of “ARN” with WWE Hall Of Famer Arn Anderson and Conrad Thompson is an “Ask Arn Anything” episode.

This week’s show covers a wide variety of questions. Topics covered include the current wrestling landscape, 80’s promos, Horsemen jackets, the sleeper hold, El Gigante, who he would pick to join him and Ric Flair as Horsemen if they were in their prime today, thoughts on WWE’s God storyline in 2006, wrestlers who slap their legs during high impact moves, why he doesn’t like Raw Underground, thoughts on Big Cass and Enzo Amore and much more.

Arn was asked:  “If you and Ric Flair were both in your prime today, what other 2 wrestlers would you pick to round out a modern day 4 Horseman?”:  “I would have to take The Revival.  I would have to take Cody simply because the guy is driven by becoming the very best performer he can and against every challenge.  I haven’t seen a guy in a long time who is concentrated on his promos, his workrate, his business sense and the way he treats the fans and employees.  He is good for the business all the way around.  Anybody who has talked to him will tell you that.  You’re going to need that other fourth guy.  It would be hard to look over Harper.  Brodie Lee.”

Arn commented on the match and angle that pitted the McMahons against Shawn Michaels and god at Backlash 2006:  “Sometimes you go too far and what you think is going to be entertaining just comes across as going too far.  That was one of those deals that didn’t really make me feel good about the business.  It felt really low road.  When you pick and choose when you do the low road stuff, and when it’s at the top and it’s their idea, then it’s just entertainment.  But if somebody else would have come up with that and the mood wasn’t right,  you would have really got crucified over it.”

For those of you that haven’t seen it, check out the video below of “God’s” entrance during Backlash 2006. The match was advertised as Shawn Michaels and “God” against Vince McMahon and Shane McMahon.

If you use any portion of the quotes from this article please credit ARN (Arn Anderson’s podcast) with a h/t to for the transcription


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