Mr. Kennedy had a bright future in WWE, as many felt he was going to be the next big thing in the company. He had a rocket strapped to his back and was destined for greatness. He also regrets a major decision he did not make during his time in WWE.

Mr. Kennedy had an undefeated streak in 2006 and was later pushed to win the Money in the Bank contract. Unfortunately, a series of injuries and backstage issues ultimately derailed his numerous pushes.

At WrestleMania 23, he won the Money In The Bank match and became Mr. Money In The Bank. However, he was not able to cash it in, because an injury saw the briefcase given to Edge instead.

While speaking with Chris Van Vliet, the former WWE Superstar admitted that he wished he argued against the decision to have him give his briefcase to Edge.


“We’re going to take you to Penn State. Edge is going to challenge you for the briefcase, and then he’s going to go on and do what you’re supposed to do tomorrow night.

And I remember thinking at the time, ‘I’ve got a year to cash this thing in. Isn’t there some other way you can get it off him?’ But I didn’t say it. I sort of regret not saying it now.” 

After his WWE departure, Anderson debuted in TNA/Impact Wrestling where he had a solid run as their World Champion. He feud with the likes of Kurt Angle, Sting and others before being released in 2016. Since then, he has been competing in the indie circuit and is unlikely to return to WWE anytime soon.

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Subhojeet Mukherjee

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