Brock Anderson talks about his plan for the next year of his career and gives his thoughts on the modern style of professional wrestling shifting towards a more old-school approach.
Before Brock Anderson even put on a pair of trunks, he already had a massive legacy to live up to as the son of Arn Anderson. Then, his first wrestling match was on television as he was partnered with Cody Rhodes on AEW Dynamite. The 25-year-old Anderson now says that his plan for the next year of his career is to continue gaining more experience in the ring in AEW and on the independent circuit, whenever he’s not booked for AEW.
“My one-year plan is just still to keep learning at this point,” Brock tells Kerry Morton on AdFreeShows’ Family Business podcast. Because it’s just AEW, there’s so many guys on the roster that we don’t get — we don’t travel as much as you’d think, and they filter guys in and out. So it’s important getting those independent reps when you can if you’re not at TV that week. So, it’s not like back in the day, when your dad, my dad, and that generation, they were working seven days a week, twice on Saturday, twice on Sunday. They were getting reps and by three years, they were fully polished. I’ve had probably 50-60 matches in a year, you know, which is not a whole hell of a lot. So just keep getting those reps in, practice, live matches, that’s still the path I’m on, to just keep getting better, because I’m still very green.”
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Furthermore, Brock addressed why his style of wrestling is more of a traditional style, saying that you will never see him go off the top rope because of “it would kill the entire wrestling business.”
“Wrestling is very subjective. Everybody has their own niche and what they like,” he said. “I’ve wrestled a couple of independents up [in the northeast] like Webster, Massachusetts, me and Brian [Pillman Jr.] wrestled FTR out there in a really cool like old town hall, it was sold out. But in there, those people just naturally walking around on the street have an edge to them. So it’s a wake-up call and reality check to wrestle in front of people like that, because, it’s not all gonna be sunshine and rainbows and everybody’s gonna be ‘oohing-and-ahhing’ you. Some people are not gonna like you.
“So it’s a reality check in that sense, and not everybody’s gonna like your style. But, you know, as long as you think that it’s working, and it’s comfortable, and you can make it look as good as you can, and that’s what you want to do, then just keep doing that. You won’t see me going off the top rope a whole bunch of times. I think that would kill the whole wrestling business. I think Japan would shut down as soon as I would go off the top rope,” Anderson joked.
Brock Anderson has yet to be featured regularly on Dynamite and while he was a part of The Nightmare Family, that all changed when Cody Rhodes left AEW to return to WWE.
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