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Arn Anderson on why fans refuse to hate The Hardys, why he loved working with Freddie Prinze Jr.

On this week’s episode of the “ARN” podcast, Arn Anderson and Conrad Thompson look back at WWE Bragging Rights 2010.

Bragging Rights 2010 included a 14-man elimination tag team match between Team Raw and Team SmackDown, Wade Barrett vs. Randy Orton for the WWE Championship and Kane vs. The Undertaker in a Buried Alive match. They also talk about all of the big wrestling news stories that were happening around that time.

Arn gave his thoughts on The Hardys: “I don’t think Matt Hardy will ever be a heel (to the fans) because they were babies when they did their first television for WWF. They started so young and the audience actually grew up with the Hardys. They saw the evolution of the Hardys. They were there from the very beginning. When you spend that much time with a couple of guys who are endearing, they have that endearing quality. Jeff Hardy was a high flyer before high flying was fashionable. He did all the crazy stuff way back when which separated him out. Matt was a part of that as well. But I think when you grow up with somebody, you get comfortable with them. You know how they are. Being from North Carolina, they are southern boys which means they are gentlemen. They have that cool easy swagger about them. I think by growing up with the audience, the audience is used to them and that is who they are to the audience.”

Arn talked about working with Freddie Prinze Jr. in WWE: “I liked Freddie. I liked him a lot. The one thing I respect is people who come into our business from other places like Hollywood, I get an idea if they respect our business. Freddie had a good working knowledge and was a big fan of what we do. That grabbed me right away. The guy wanted to dig his heels in and contribute. He was good at helping the kids in promo class. He lent a lot of expertise on backstage pre tapes because cameras were the way he made his living. I thought he made a good contribution to the company.”

You can listen to the entire podcast via your favorite podcast app, including Google Play and Apple Podcasts.

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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