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. WWE also planned for him to beat The Undertaker for the World Title.
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.
While speaking in an “Ask Matt Anything” episode of “The Extreme Life of Matt Hardy” podcast, Matt Hardy revealed that WWE planned to have Mr. Kennedy beat The Undertaker for the World Title in 2007.
“Undertaker was going to be out to have surgery. The initial plan at that time was for Ken Kennedy to cash the Money in the Bank in and win the title from The Undertaker, but some things happened at that point that ended up changing. The reason Vince decided to have me go out and beat Mr. Kennedy at that point was that whenever he won the World title, he would have a competitor, someone to work with automatically. So I was being set up for a World title program with Ken Kennedy who was going to defeat The Undertaker for the championship. But if I’m not mistaken, I feel like Ken got hurt. I think he got hurt and then he had to drop it (the Money in the Bank) to Edge, who beat Undertaker.
Kennedy still regrets not arguing against WWE’s decision to give his Money In The Bank briefcase to Edge. After his WWE departure, Anderson debuted in TNA/Impact Wrestling where he had a solid run as their World Champion. He is also training Gable Steveson, but it is unlikely he’ll come back to WWE anytime soon.