The story behind Vince McMahon's firing of wrestling legend Arn Anderson from backstage WWE role

Arn Anderson

WWE has undergone a major transformation in recent weeks, both with active superstars and backstage personnel.

Vince McMahon recently made the decision to call-up four of NXT's most talented superstars to perform on Raw and SmackDown Live; NXT Champion Tommaso Ciampa, Johnny Gargano, Ricochet and Aleister Black.

Three superstars were also released from their WWE contracts; Tye Dillinger and Hideo Itami requested to leave the company, whilst the winner of the inaugural Cruiserweight Classic in 2016, TJP, was let go.

There's also been a major reshuffle when it comes to who works with the superstars to produce the matches that go live on weekly programming and pay-per-views.

The likes of Dean Malenko, Fit Finlay amongst other names have had these jobs for years, and the likes of Tyson Kidd and Jason Jordan have been used in this role recently as their careers have suffered with injury.

Recently inducted into the Hall of Fame, Jeff Jarrett was added to the growing list of producers alongside Shane 'Hurricane' Helms and former TNA Wrestling duo Chris 'Abyss' Parks and Sonjay Dutt.

There was an interesting departure in the form of legendary wrestler and WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson.

The former Four Horseman had been a road agent since 2001 for the company, but news this week stated that he had left the company after the influx of new names coming through the door.

Arn Anderson, pictured with Bobby Roode, was reportedly fired from WWE this past week

But it seems that there's more to the story than first thought.

Dave Meltzer has stated on Wrestling Observer Radio, per WrestlingInc, that an incident at a WWE house show that didn't go as planned angered McMahon, and Anderson held his hands up and took the blame for it, which led to his dismissal.

Despite Anderson reportedly being liked by people backstage, including huge company names such as Triple H and John Cena, it wasn't enough to save his bacon this time after apparently having numerous disputes with McMahon over the years.

It's been reported that a dispute with Vince McMahon at a WWE house show led to Anderson's dismissal

Meltzer also stated that when talents had grievances about creative decisions Anderson would sometimes side with the superstars instead of backing up his fellow backstage crew.

The firing comes at a disappointing time considering Anderson's former stablemate Ric Flair is celebrating his 70th birthday live on Monday Night Raw tonight, and if he was still with the company there would be a high chance that he would have had some part to play in proceedings.

Anderson's firing comes just days before fellow Horseman Ric Flair's 70th birthday celebrations on Monday Night Raw

More details may unravel in the coming weeks, but don't be surprised to see 'Double A' perhaps land himself a big role in All Elite Wrestling, who will no doubt know what role he could play in the company with the likes of Cody Rhodes and Chris Jericho knowing first-hand what he can do.

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