Former WWE Superstar opens about Chris Benoit murder-suicide
– Mr. Anderson, more popularly known as Mr. Kennedy during his time with the WWE has been plying his trade in the pro wrestling industry for a long time now. Anderson who is currently contracted to TNA spoke about Vince McMahon, his failed title shot and more. Anderson spoke with WSVN-TV Entertainment during the Legends of Wrestling event at Miami, Florida.
On getting fired from WWE
"I got in trouble. I got in trouble with a bunch of other people. And it is what it is. I didn't necessarily agree with it at the time and I don't necessarily agree with it now but I take ownership for it. I did it.
On steroid use and Chris Benoit
"People always want to point fingers, and I hate to bring it up, but when Benoit did what he did everyone wanted to point to one thing. Point at the steroids. Well it wasn't the steroids. It was the steroids and the other drugs and the booze and the lifestyle of being on the road and running it hard and going through injuries and losing people."
On his chewing gum troubles
"I actually got in trouble. I would regularly get chewed out for chewing gum. And the thing is I chew gum because I get cottonmouth really bad when I wrestle. I would come back and get chewed out on the spot from Vince McMahon like 'Stop chomping your goddamn gum!'"
On his failed WWE title attempt
There was a situation where I had the Money in the Bank briefcase at WrestleMania. Got called into the office and was told 'we're putting the title on you next week’. Stephanie McMahon called me and told me 'Ken, you tore your triceps, we're sending Vince's jet to pick you up. You're going to be out for 7 to 8 months.
“’You're going to have to have this surgically repaired'.Edge called me a chicken on Monday Night Raw, I put up my briefcase that I had one year to cash in and Edge went on to do what I was going to do. The next day I went down to see Dr. James Andrews and he said that's not a tear, you didn't tear your triceps."