“What is a Dog Collar Match?” – Arn Anderson Explains The History of the Brutal Match

Published 10/07/2020, 11:14 AM EDT

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Arn Anderson is one of wrestling’s greatest stars. The WWE Hall of Famer is currently working as Cody’s coach at AEW. Before Cody and Brodie Lee’s highly publicized AEW “dog collar” match, Anderson gave the fans his opinion.

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A “dog collar match” is very rare and only a few videos of the stipulation exist. In those videos, things are described differently, causing utter confusion.

Arn Anderson describes the basics of a “dog collar match”

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To clear the confusion, AEW brought in wrestling veteran Arn Anderson. In a recent AEW post, Anderson talks about the speculation and the standards of a dog collar match.

For those who don’t know, a “dog collar match” has been very rarely done in the business. I think, probably, the reason for that is the possibility and the danger involved. In essence, you take a dog collar with either end is of 10-12 inches,” Anderson explained. “One man puts a collar around his neck; another man puts a collar around his neck. They are free to use that chain in any way they choose.”

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He reiterated that there are only a few dog collar matches in history. For him, the one that stands out the most is the match between Greg Valentine and Roddy Piper. The duo settled something vicious in the match.

“They understood the dangers of going in, and both of those guys turned it into a bloodbath. It set the standard. It will always be revered as the standard for dog collar matches.”

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Arn Anderson praises Cody ahead of AEW Dynamite

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Arn Anderson spoke about how Cody has always stood up to the challenges of the manipulative Brodie Lee. Be it a cage or a dog collar, Cody did not think before agreeing to it. Anderson even says the match is “possibly career-ending.”

“Adversity introduces a man to himself,” the veteran said. At the end of the day, Cody is not going in the ring to get the title back; he will get the respect back. He needs to get back his own self-respect first before he can earn others’ respect.

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Do you think Cody can emerge as the AEW TNT Champion from the dog collar match? Or will it be harmful to the wrestler’s career? Let us know in the comments below.

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Angana Roy is a WWE and AEW author for EssentiallySports, having published more than 800 professional wrestling articles. She is currently pursuing higher studies in English language and literature from the University of Calcutta and has over three years of experience in journalism. As a life-long fan of the sports entertainment brand of pro-wrestling, her work consists of live coverage of weekly shows, PPVs, speculating the future course of storylines and everything in between.
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