Arn Anderson was released by WWE after having been with the company since 2001. He recently spoke with Sports Illustrated regarding his split from the company.
“I was fortunate enough to work with WWE for 18 years,” said Anderson. “Certainly that provided my family and myself with a nice living, and I have no regrets. A lot of my best friends still work there. Everything has a shelf life, and I guess mine ran out.”
Anderson’s first public appearance since leaving WWE will be at Starrcast II the weekend of AEW’s Double or Nothing event. Convention organizer, Conrad Thompson, had the following to say.
“We’re proud to have Arn Anderson on stage as one of our marquee events,” said Conrad Thompson. “We can’t wait for Arn to have a live mic in his hand, and stay tuned for more details.”
In regards to his appearance at Starrcast, Anderson said the following to SI.com
“It used to be a dangerous setting when they handed me a live mic,” Anderson said. “So we’ll see if it will be again.”
Arn Anderson Files To Trademark His Name
Anderson and AEW’s co-Vice President, Cody, were both in headlines for other reasons today. Anderson and Cody have each filed trademarks recently, Anderson for his in-ring name and Cody for “the American Dream” and “the American Nightmare”.
Also, a company named Toot Toot LLC has filed to trademark the term “4 Horsemen” for wrestling purposes. The company is located in the same address as a company Starrcast promoter, Conrad Thompson, is President of.