Mr. Kennedy had a solid future in WWE, as many felt he would be the next big thing in the company. He had a rocket strapped to his back and was destined to reach new heights. In fact, he was even set to beat The Undertaker for the World Title. None of that happened and he was eventually released. Now it appears that Kennedy no longer blames others for his WWE release.
Ken Kennedy had an impressive undefeated streak in 2006 and was subsequently given the opportunity to win the Money in the Bank contract. However, despite his initial success, injuries and behind-the-scenes issues ultimately hindered his upward trajectory in the industry.
Of course, Mr. Kennedy never achieved the heights he could have and was subsequently released by WWE in 2009 after his well-known issues with Randy Orton. It has been 14 years since he stepped foot in a WWE ring.
While speaking on the Attitude Era podcast, Mr. Kennedy talked about his WWE release from 14 years ago. After a lot of introspection and soul-searching, Kennedy admitted that he no longer blames others for his WWE release.
“I’ll say this. It would be easy for me to [blame others] and then, for a really long time I had a chip on my shoulder. Getting fired from your dream job sucks, right and getting fired publicly where everybody’s then reporting on it and speculating and stuff like that. It sucks. For a long time, I sort of blamed other people.
I think that at the end of the day, I put myself in a position where those people…I don’t even know what I am saying anybody did, but had I not been an asshole and had I done my job exactly the way that I should have done my job entirely, 100%, all the time, those guys, speaking ill of me to the boss wouldn’t have done anything. So I blame myself.”
Following his WWE departure, Mr. Kennedy debuted in TNA/Impact Wrestling where he had a solid run as their World Champion. He feuded with the likes of Kurt Angle, Sting and others before being released in 2016. Regardless, we’ll have to see whether Kennedy will ever return to WWE.
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