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Arn Anderson reveals how he reacted when WWE called to release him in 2019

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Arn Anderson took more questions from fans on another edition of "Ask Arn Anything." You can listen to the entire show right now at

Among other questions, Arn talked about his release from WWE and he said that while it was unexpected, he was actually happy to be let go.

“I got the call and hung up the phone maybe three minutes before she (Arn's wife) walked in the door. Apparently, I had, I don’t know what look I had outwardly, but inwardly I was doing jumping jacks with a half twist.

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She said. ‘What’s wrong.’ I said, ‘I just got canned.’ She said ‘Are you ok?’ I said, ‘Never better.’ It was literally like 500 pounds had just been lifted off my shoulder. I pointed toward the couch and I said ‘I will be sitting there this coming Monday.’

We started to talk more about it and the ramifications of it. I felt great. Usually, in our business, I would look at that as humiliation and what are we going to do? How are we going to get by? At that point in time, there weren't that many places to wrestle. AEW had just started. It was like it was a panic mode situation or it should have been but I was absolutely thrilled because we prepared for this. We live beneath our means and we have taken care of our money. We did all the right things that you’re supposed to do heading into retirement. This was one of those things that was unexpected, but it was welcome. I was ready.”

The podcast covers questions related to Arn's career in Jim Crocket Promotions, WCW, WWE, and what he is doing now in All Elite Wrestling. Check it out now at

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