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WWE News: Ken Anderson opens up about his relationship with Paul Heyman

The former United States Champion has been evidently working with Paul Heyman throughout his entire career.

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News 12 Feb 2018, 22:26 IST
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Ken Anderson aka Mr. Kennedy is a former WWE US Champion
Ken Anderson aka Mr. Kennedy is a former WWE United States Champion

What’s the story?

In a recent appearance on Sean Waltman’s, X-Pac 12360 podcast, former WWE and Impact Wrestling Superstar Ken Anderson opened up about his well-built relationship with ECW originator Paul Heyman and expounded upon the same.

In case you didn’t know…

During his tenure with the WWE, Ken Anderson was considered as one of the most up and coming Superstars in the WWE at the time. Anderson, who is a former United States Champion and a Money in the Bank winner, departed from the WWE in the year 2009 after possessing some on-going issues with WWE veteran Randy Orton.

Following his departure from WWE, Anderson signed a contract with TNA Wrestling, where he successfully captured the TNA World Heavyweight Championship on two different occasions.

The heart of the matter

During his conversation with Sean Waltman, Anderson weighed in on his relationship with Paul Heyman, during his days in WWE’s developmental territory of OVW. According to Anderson, apparently, Paul Heyman was allegedly a big admirer of the 41-year-old’s work and wanted to do all sorts of amazing experiments with the former Mr. Kennedy on WWE’s main roster.

“I remember he [Paul Heyman] came in and said, 'I need to talk to you.' [He] pulled me into a room and said, 'You're the next guy up... I have been a fan of yours, I've had my eye on you.” - Anderson stated.

Additionally, Anderson also spoke about working with Heyman during his TNA run and collaborating with the Brock Lesnar’s on-screen manager while working under the TNA/Impact Zone. Anderson claimed that, once he signed a deal with TNA he would initially collaborate with Paul Heyman in order to develop the scripts that were handed to him by the TNA management.

I would call Paul and say, 'Hey here's what they gave me, I am not digging it, what can we do?' Almost every week and he would say, 'Give me a couple minutes and I'll write something up for you.' A couple minutes later he would have an email to my inbox. We just kinda collaborated, it was really cool. He's a great guy.” - Anderson added.

What’s next?

Following his departure from TNA, Anderson has been working for various Independent promotions and was also seen making an appearance for Ring of Honor back in 2017.

Author’s take

Ken Anderson, in my opinion, was one of the brightest stars WWE had at the time. However, Vince McMahon and co. somehow failed to recognize the man’s talent which eventually led to his departure from the company.


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