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Arn Anderson on if Daniel Bryan’s firing in 2010 was real or a work, thoughts on Linda McMahon

This week on the “ARN” podcast with Arn Anderson and Conrad Thompson, they cover WWE SummerSlam 2010 and all of the big news that was going on around that time.

Arn talks about the 7 vs. 7 elimination tag team match between Team WWE and Team Nexus, Daniel Bryan’s return after being fired a few months prior, Kane vs. Rey Mysterio for the World Championship, Randy Orton vs. Sheamus for the WWE Championship, Dolph Ziggler vs. Kofi Kingston for the Intercontinental Championship and more.

Here are some highlights:

Arn gave his opinion of Linda McMahon:  “Every time I’ve ever been around her (Linda McMahon), she was always so nice and so polite to me.  I mean every single time.  That meant a lot to me.  She somehow remembered my son’s name and stuff like that.  That goes a long way when you are a woman of her stature.  We were all pulling for her (in political office).  I don’t bring my politics to work with me.  I think that’s a personal thing.  We were all pulling for her.  Of course we were.  We knew how that would help our company and how it made us look.  It legitimizes it even more which we are trying to do, constantly.  We were all pulling for Linda to win.  That’s for sure.”

Arn was asked if the 2010 firing of Daniel Bryan was real or a work:  “I don’t think this was something that was planned from the beginning.  I think he did get fired. 100% got fired but I think the backlash from the audience maybe caused him to rethink it and put it back together because Daniel would have never booked himself, if this was going to be just some phantom angle, he would not have booked himself for those other promoters because that is where his beginnings were.  He was loyal to the indies.  He was loyal to those promoters.  He would not have booked himself with those companies knowing that he was going to cancel later.  It doesn’t sound right to me.  He was booking his living going forward figuring it was over for him in  WWE.  I think that the backlash caused him to rethink this and they put this angle together.  They sat on it pretty good.  So it was a surprise for the most part.”

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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