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WWE News: Former WWE Superstar Kennedy is now a ring announcer

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18.78K   //    17 Nov 2017, 14:25 IST

Kennedy during his WWE stint
Kennedy during his WWE stint

What's the story?

Former WWE and TNA Superstar, Ken Anderson, who went by the ring name, Mr. Kennedy, has a new job in the squared circle - that of a ring announcer.

Watch the video of his announcing debut:

In case you didn't know...

Kennedy first signed with the WWE in 2005 and worked in WWE's developmental territory, Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW). In August of that year, he debuted on SmackDown, and would later become famous for announcing himself into the ring.

Anderson became the United States Champion, which is the only title he held in the WWE. He was released in 2009 due to backstage heat, and later worked on the indie circuit before joining TNA.

He debuted in the Ring of Honor earlier this year in a match against Marty Scurll for the ROH World Television Championship.

The heart of the matter

Kennedy, who was known for his gimmick of announcing himself in the ring, and he's now taken that gimmick to another ring - the boxing ring.

He made his announcing debut on Saturday for the undercard of the Top Rank Boxing in Fresno, California.

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As you can hear in the video, Kennedy has still got his booming, baritone-like voice and sounds like a professional ring announcer who's done it for years!

What's next?

Apart from wrestling and announcing, Kennedy also runs a wrestling school with former and current WWE Superstars Arik Cannon, Molly Holly, Shawn and Ariya Daivari, in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Author's take

It's great to see former WWE Superstars keeping busy and active after their wrestling career. Although Anderson still wrestles, he's entering the twilight of his wrestling career.

I absolutely loved his gimmick of shouting his name into the microphone as well as his in-ring performance.

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