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 with NBC Sports Boston, Mr. Kenedy talked about scrapped plans for him in WWE. Kennedy recalled how he was told he was going to beat The Undertaker for the World Title in 2007.
“I can’t change things that happened in the past; it was kind of crazy,” Kennedy said. “They had already told me two or three days earlier that I was going to be winning the title from [Undertaker]. Taker was hurt too, he needed to have biceps surgery, so [they said] ‘we need this title off Taker. What we’re going to do is we’re going to have him in this cage match, he’s going to barely sneak out alive and then somebody else is going to come out and beat him up some more and then you’re going to come out and cash in your Money in the Bank briefcase and you’re going to be the new champion.”
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.
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