CW Anderson, who may or may not be kin to the famous wrestling Anderson family (Ole, Gene, and Arn) has been seen of late making a huge impact in Extreme Championship Wrestling, teaming with Wile Bill Wiles and manager Lou E. Dangerously as a part of the rulebreaking New Dangerous Alliance. Chairshots, cell-phone shots, any shot of any kind, these are the specialties of the former 'Chairman of Independent Wreslting.' he's also inhereted the devastating 'Spinebuster' from Arn, although whether by blood or by training is a question best left to the student.
He's been a Southern Tag Team legend for years, teaming with Pat Anderson until Pat's retirement in 1998. They held 14 different tag titles together, and are the only team in history to simultaneously hold 4 tag titles; one of those was the NWA World Tag Championship. CW is also an accomplished singles wrestler, having held many independent titles in a career that held more excitement and high-quality matches while he was still on the indies than some wrestlers working for the big 2 will ever have. His lethal chairshots are the stuff legends are made of, and he's universally hailed as having the stiffest knife-edge chops since Ric Flair was in his prime.
CW is also a father to the NC indy scene in another way, that being as a trainer of
professional wrestlers at his training facility in eastern North
Carolina. As an unrelenting drill sergeant of the Anderson Dojo, CW has
shown many a greenhorn why they don't want to get into the
business. It hurts, it's unforgiving, it's absolutely brutal, and not at
all for the weak of heart. Those elite few that are able to get through
his training course have already begun to fill the void in indy wrestling left
by the success of the OmegaPowers and other former indy superstars.
CW Anderson is, of course, no more an 'Anderson' than is Marty Lunde, better known as Arn Anderson. He does, however, share that "family resemblance" that ran through Gene, Ole, and Arn. He also shares something else with them - an unparalleled dedication to his craft and an uncompromising sense of duty and loyalty to the business and his brothers in it. Anyone who has met CW in person will tell you that outside of the ring, he's one of the nicest people around (something that seems to run in common through the OmegaPowers, and most of the business in general). Inside the ring, however, he lpulls no punches - or chairshots.
Independent and Big 3 wrestlers alike that
have trained under CW - including Toad, Cusick, Scab, and many, many others will
consistently give him props for being a great man and a great human being.
In a business where the watchwords are 'Don't Trust Anybody,' CW has been a
great friend and a genuine inspiration to scores of up and coming young indy
superstars. He is every bit as loyal and friendly outside the ring as he
is unrelenting and tough-as-nails inside the ring, and it is a privilege and an
honor to work with him as a student, opponent, or just a friend.