Arn Anderson is no longer contracted to WWE, despite being one of their longest-tenured employees at one point and now instead works as an enforcer for Cody Rhodes in AEW. In recent months, Double-A has been revealing a number of interesting stories on his ARN Podcast and this week once again didn’t disappoint.
Following the success of the first-ever Firefly Fun House match, Arn Anderson talked in depth about the control John Cena has backstage in WWE and the fact that he could convince Vince McMahon to approve storylines that no one else could. He revealed that there was a lot of favoritism when it came to the former 16-time World Champion and this was something that frustrated him.
“John made it simple. John could pretty much do what he wanted. John had free reign. We would get it worked out, get it smoothed out to everybody’s satisfaction, and then he would go in and see Vince, ‘Here’s what we got, what do you think?’ Yes. Yes, he did [know he had favoritism]. He got a lot of stuff put through that I couldn’t have, but I had the task of it and that’s where the frustration came in.”
John Cena has become one of WWE’s biggest success stories and even though he has managed to make a living for himself outside of the ring in recent years, he has still made time to return to the company where he first found fame in order to continue to put stars over.
Cena was part of the Firefly Fun House at WrestleMania this past weekend which was where the key to Bray Wyatt’s Fiend was unlocked. It’s thought that the only way a star can defeat Wyatt is if they have never changed their character and have no weaknesses when it comes to their confidence.
Every WWE star who has lost to The Fiend in the past has done so because they were fake and needed to revert back to their original persona. The reason why Goldberg was the only man who could defeat Wyatt was because he has never changed his persona in his lengthy career. The weakness of The Fiend is that if the star he is facing has no faults or doubts in their identity then he cannot prey on their weaknesses.