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Ken Anderson Says His WWE Release Was ‘A Hit Job’

October 25, 2016 | Posted by Larry Csonka
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– Ken Anderson recently spoke with wrestlinginc.com, here are the highlights…

On His WWE Release: “I think at the time, I had been getting in so much trouble, back to back to back that it was my fault for being there in the first place again, where Vince [McMahon] was just tired of hearing my friggin name. He was like, ‘you know what? Just get rid of him. I’m tired of hearing his name. I’m tired of him being a pain and a potential problem.’ Here I am and here they are, a publicly traded company, I’m doing and saying things that can reflect negatively on the company. I completely understand it. I put myself in that position.”

On His Relationship With Randy Orton: “Randy and I were super tight. We rode together for two years and our wives would go get their nails done together and stuff like that, when they’d come on the road and stuff. Our wives, his ex-wife and my ex-wife talk to each other to this day. So, no, I’m not into conspiracy theories, but I think that was kind of a hit job, just the way it all went down, the way that day played out. I was accused of dropping [Orton] on his head. You can watch that video in slow motion, high definition, and you can see that his neck never even comes into contact with the [canvas]. He lands as flat as flat can be and I called him the next day and said, ‘hey, dude, I watched the tape and you didn’t land on your neck, man.’ And he was like, ‘well, umm, okay.’ And then, he called me a little later and said that he had gone out to the truck and watched the tape with [then-WWE Talent Relations head] Johnny [Laurinaitis], which I don’t know why you’d do that, he said he went out to the truck, watched the tape, and he said, ‘from that angle, you can’t see, but there is a different angle and you can see that I landed rally high on my traps.’ And I was like, ‘well, that’s not your neck,’ and also, you can actually see the shadow of his neck on the canvas if you slow it down. So anyway, here’s the thing, he went to Vince and said something, that I was dangerous to work with. And I think Cena had a hand in that too. Like, Cena helped out and he said, ‘hey, we need to go to Vince.’ I didn’t get along with him too well.”

On Opening His Wrestling Academy With Daivari: “We are opening our doors November 1st and we already have 28 students signed up, I believe, for this first class. So we’re running close to, we initially said, ‘we don’t want any more than 25 [students].’ We feel like we can still squeeze a couple of more in there, but we’re almost to our limit with this first class. You can go to TheAcademyProWrestling.com and it has all the information there. Right now, we are offering, our tuition is normally going to be $3,000. If you sign up before November 1st, you’ll get it at $1,000.”

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