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4. Buff Bagwell Talks About Arn Anderson Saying He’s Going To Regret His Name, Reason Behind His Retirement

During a recent interview on WZ Daily, WCW Veteran Buff Bagwell recalled Arn Anderson telling him that he would regret his name down the line, why he’s retiring next year & more. Below are the highlights:

On Arn Anderson telling him he’s going to regret his name:

“I remember thinking of the name Buff Bagwell and saying, “Oh man! That’s great! It’s perfect!” Then Arn Anderson walked up to me and I remember him saying, “You’re gonna regret that someday.” I really didn’t know what he meant at 25 years old. I asked, “What do you mean?” He said, “Just trust me.” Then he walked off and I really didn’t know what he meant. Fast forward 15-16 years it dogged back to me what he said that day. It was true. I realized what he meant. I was “Buff” Bagwell forever. Kind of like what your finishing move is. Scott Steiner at 280 lbs did the Frankensteiner. He literally and physically crippled himself doing that move but that’s your finisher and people want to see you do it every single night. That’s what my physique is.”

On why he’s retiring next year:

“It’s really more of the fact that I don’t want to come out and not look like Buff. I don’t know how much longer I can do that. I really don’t. I am never going to come out and have people say, “You know that Buff guy that used to look like this? Well now he looks like this…”

        
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