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Mr. Kennedy On Why His United States Title Run Was Cut Short

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Ken Anderson, better known as former WWE Ruthless Aggression Era Superstar Mr. Kennedy, was a guest on The A2theK Wrestling Show, where he spoke about his 42 day run with the United States Championship and why it did not last longer.

Mr. Kennedy won the US Title from Finlay on the September 1st 2006 episode of SmackDown (taped on August 29th) and lost it to Chris Benoit on the October 13th 2006 episode of SmackDown (taped on October 10th).

Here’s what he had to say about his run as the US Champion:

“I realize to be the World Heavyweight Champion in these companies is a big deal. However, at the end of the day, the titles are just props, they are props used to tell stories or further storylines and I have always felt that way.

So, it was cool to me, but I wasn’t sleeping with the title, I don’t have any pictures of me with the title on my mantel or anything like that.

Undertaker actually went to Vince and told him that he wanted to work a program with me, and they always felt that the United States Championship was beneath Taker.

So, it was something that wouldn’t further our storyline, so it was not necessary for me to have it.”

Ruthless Aggression Era Veteran Mr. Kennedy used to wrestle for World Wrestling Entertainment from August 2005 until he was released in May 2009.

He then joined Dixie Carter’s Total Nonstop Action! (TNA) in January 2010, where he performed as Mr. Anderson (his real name is Ken Anderson) and even managed to win the TNA World Heavyweight Championship on two occasions, but was eventually fired in January 2016 after failing a drug test.

The last time he wrestled for a major promotion was in 2019, when Anderson briefly worked for Billy Corgan’s National Wrestling Alliance.

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