WWE Hall of Famer Arn Anderson has been let go by WWE, according to an exclusive report from Pro Wrestling Sheet.
The report mentions that details are scarce right now, but that Anderson left his role as a backstage producer on Thursday. He had joined WWE as a road agent shortly after the buyout of WCW in 2001.
There is also no word yet on whether Anderson’s release has anything to do with an influx of new backstage employees over the past year or so – including former IMPACT star Abyss, who worked his first show on this week’s Monday Night Raw.
Anderson retired as an active wrestler in 1997, but continued to work occasional matches and appear in various onscreen roles over the years. Perhaps most famously, he involved himself in Ric Flair’s match with the Undertaker at WrestleMania X8, hitting the latter with one of his signature spinebusters.
Anderson’s career is probably best known for his tenure as one of the Four Horsemen, part of the most iconic incarnation of the group alongside Ric Flair, Tully Blanchard, Barry Windham, and manager J.J. Dillon.
As the ‘enforcer’ of the group, he is regarded as a legendary figure in NWA and WCW history – famed for his technical prowess and in-ring excellence.
Anderson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame alongside his fellow Horsemen in 2012.