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Arn Anderson : biography

September 20, 1958 -

Martin Anthony Lunde (born September 20, 1958) better known by his ring name Arn Anderson, is a former American professional wrestler and author. His career has been highlighted by his alliances with Ric Flair and various members of the wrestling stable, The Four Horsemen, in the NWA/WCW. He currently serves as the senior producer for WWE's Raw brand. On March 31, 2012, Anderson was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame as a member of the Four Horsemen.

Books

Autobiography: Anderson, Arn. Arn Anderson 4 Ever: A Look Behind the Curtain. Kayfabe Pub Group, 1998

Championships and accomplishments

  • Jim Crockett Promotions / World Championship Wrestling
    • NWA National Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Ole Anderson At wrestling-titles.com
    • NWA (Mid-Atlantic)/WCW World Tag Team Championship (5 times) – with Tully Blanchard (2), Larry Zbyszko (1), Bobby Eaton (1), and Paul Roma (1) At wrestling-titles.com
    • NWA/WCW World Television Championship (4 times) At wrestling-titles.com
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • PWI ranked him #8 of the 500 best wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 1991.
    • PWI Feud of the Year (1987) Four Horsemen vs. Super Powers and the Road Warriors
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1989) with Tully Blanchard
    • PWI Tag Team of the Year (1991) with Larry Zbyszko
    • PWI Stanley Weston Award (1997)
    • PWI ranked him #62 of the top 500 singles wrestlers of the "PWI Years" in 2003
  • Southeastern Championship Wrestling
    • NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championship (4 times) – with Jerry Stubbs (3) and Pat Rose (1) At wrestling-titles.com
  • World Wrestling Federation / WWE
    • WWF World Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Tully Blanchard At wrestling-titles.com
    • WWE Hall of Fame (Class of 2012)
  • Wrestling Observer Newsletter awards
    • 5 Star Match (1992) with Rick Rude, Steve Austin, Bobby Eaton, & Larry Zbyszko vs. Nikita Koloff, Sting, Ricky Steamboat, Barry Windham, & Dustin Rhodes (May 17, WarGames match, WrestleWar)
    • Best on Interviews (1990)
    • Worst Worked Match of the Year (1996) with Ric Flair, Meng, The Barbarian, Lex Luger, Kevin Sullivan, Z-Gangsta and The Ultimate Solution vs. Hulk Hogan and Randy Savage, WCW Uncensored, Towers of Doom match, Tupelo, MS, March 24

In wrestling

  • Finishing moves
    • DDT
    • Spinning spinebuster
  • Signature moves
    • Figure four leglock
    • Gourdbuster (Inverted suplex slam)
  • With Tully Blanchard
    • Double team fiishing moves
      • Spike piledriver
  • Managers
    • Ole Anderson
    • Nancy Daus
    • James J. Dillon
    • Paul Ellering
    • Ron Fuller
    • Jimmy Hart
    • Michael Hayes
    • Bobby Heenan
    • Paul Heyman
    • Col. Robert Parker
  • Nicknames
    • "Double A"
    • "The (Original) Enforcer"

Career

Early career

Lunde began his career in early 1982, spending much of the year wrestling in various independent wrestling companies across the United States. By the middle of 1983, he made his way to Southeastern Championship Wrestling, an NWA affiliated promotion operating out of Tennessee and Alabama. Taking the name of "Super Olympia", Lunde soon became a member of Ron Fuller's Stud Stable before the year was out. Lunde saw success in the tag team ranks by winning the NWA Southeastern Tag Team Championship three times with Mr. Olympia and once with Buddy Rose throughout 1984. By the end of the year, however, Lunde left the company and joined Mid South Wrestling based out of Shreveport. Lunde's time in Mid South was coming to an end and during a TV taping the Junk Yard Dog mentioned to Bill Watts, the owner of Mid South Wrestling, that Lunde looked like an Anderson. Watts called Jim Crockett and convinced him to book Lunde.

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