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 buried the hatchet with Randy Orton after his controversial WWE exit.
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 with A2theK Wrestling Show, the former WWE Superstar talked about his controversial exit and admitted that he was at fault for his firing. Kenny then revealed that he and Randy Orton buried the hatchet a while ago.
”I did talk to him, but let me say this. Nobody got me fired. I got me fired. You know, like, as the years wore on, right? Because I was very bitter and very upset for a few years and that resentment was directed at the wrong place and it should have been directed back at me because had I been doing all the right things, I would have never been in a position where one person’s word could have any effect on my career.
So, the fact was that I was in a position at that time where I had done enough things and Vince had heard my name in a negative light enough that he just finally said, like, ‘I’m tired of hearing about it. We’re just gonna cut our losses.’ So, I would’ve fired me. But we have talked and I think both of us are in very different places in our lives right now. We’re not like, you know, I don’t call him but I did run into him when I went backstage at a Monday Night RAW like two years ago, three years ago now, in Minneapolis. Had like a very long, pretty cool discussion with him. So, good.”
After his WWE firing, 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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