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Arn Anderson on John Cena burying Nexus in 2010, thoughts on the "hokey" anonymous GM angle



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:

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Arn’s thought on the anonymous GM in 2010: “I thought it was hokey. It was bad. You can’t have some phantom guy that’s got all the authority that’s booking all the matches. It takes that stretch of believability and goes way too far and I think it was cute for a week or two, but it still didn’t make sense unless you were going to have a reveal. You never had a reveal. That was the GM that nobody knew who it was that was making career decisions on people’s lives.”

Arn commented on John Cena insisting on winning against Nexus at SummerSlam 2010: “When you got down to the last 3 or 4 guys, you’re talking about overcoming that DDT on the floor, that probably would have been a closed door meeting with only 1 person that could make that happen because to anybody that knows anything about the business, why you would basically no sell that and become Superman and overcome all the other odds to just win is part of the reason Cena gets all the backlash from everybody that he does. All those that are anti-Cena, it’s for situations just like that. If all those minds you're talking about are feeling the same way, that if John is going to win and survive, ok, but it should be by the skin of his teeth. Everybody can’t be wrong. So, I think they were correct in that. I think it hurt John more than it helped him. Even if you did have John sneak one out, a quick one, two, three, you can have that sink in for just a second and you can still have 3 of the Nexus guys there to go ahead and squash him.”

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