Former WWE stars Ken Anderson and Shawn Daivari recently appeared on the Pancakes and Powerslams Show where they revealed some interesting insights about Randy Orton, WWE, and more. Thanks to Wrestlezone, below are some of the highlights from their latest appearance:
Anderson was signed with WWE from 2005 to 2009 under the ring name Mr Kennedy and was fired from the company after a match with former World Champion Randy Orton who allegedly caused his release by complaining about Ken's ring ethics. He spoke about Randy's bad temper and also shared a story about the same.
“He was definitely a character. You never know what you were gonna get. [There were] situations at restaurants where he didn’t get what he ordered, and everybody in the restaurant knew about it. I was in the car with him one time, late at night, one o’clock in the morning, and we had stopped at a roadside fireworks stand and got a bunch of Roman candles and bottle rockets. I’m driving, one o’clock in the morning, and he’s shooting a bunch of bottle rockets and Roman candles outside the window.”
When it comes to WWE, it's widely believed that the lower card wrestlers net only a small amount of money after paying for their expenses, and with the latest reveal that former WWE star MVP turned down a return offer due to the offered amount being too low, it has become a hot topic among fans once more.
However, breaking the myth, Daivari said that he lived comfortably during his stint with the company back in 2004-2007 and claimed that people say such things out of disappointment of not being resigned:
“I don’t believe that’s the case at all. I don’t know anyone that worked there [who] wasn’t living comfortably. The bottom guy lived comfortably, and then the guys above that lived well. I just know how comfortable I was and how much money I was making, and I was only somewhere in the middle going, ‘Man, I hear a lot of guys say that, and I understand why they’re saying it. It is because when that phone call doesn’t come, ever, they can say, ‘Oh. I didn’t want to go back anyways, because I don’t get paid [anything].’ Whatever. You live in an apartment now, and you lived in a seven-bedroom house then.”
It's notable here that Ken Anderson worked as a wrestler for WWE from 2005 to 2009. During his stint, he became a one time United States Champion and also won the 2007 Money In The Bank match. although he was not able to cash in his contract as he later lost it to Edge.
On the other hand, Shawn Daivari worked for WWE from 2004 to 2007 primarily as a manager and he managed several high profile superstars during his WWE run including the controversial Mohammad Hassan and Kurt Angle.