On a recent episode of ARN, Arn Anderson explained the physical limitations as a result of his career-ending injury and surgery for his shoulder.
Here is what the legendary wrestler had to say:
“Throw a baseball. Throw a frisbee. Go to a batting cage, hit some baseballs. Anything normal. People don’t understand when you’re left-handed, and that hand is suddenly paralyzed at the age I was, at thirty-seven, you can’t teach yourself how to write right-handed at that advanced age. You pull through a drive-thru, you roll down the window; you can’t just reach out and grab the cup. I can’t hold it. I have to take off the seat belt, reach across me, get it, bring it back in, set it down. I can’t do a button on this side. Can’t do a button on a shirt. I have to button it, slip it over my head. Day to day things that you would never think about, I can’t do anymore. I used to love get my boys out in the backyard and just pitch a baseball. Done.”
Anderson also talked about how he signs autographs with his left hand:
“I literally have to put the pen in there and brace it pretty good. Thank God, the fans are kind and considerate enough and they’re accepting of that. It’s like a doctor’s autograph, we’re allowed to get away with it. They got shitty handwriting, so do we. Hey, don’t feel sorry for me. I continue to lead a very enchanted life.”
Quotes via 411 Mania