One former WWE star has an interesting new job.
That star is Ken Anderson, who is best known for his ring name Mr. Kennedy in the WWE. He worked for the sports entertainment company between 2005 and 2009, and in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA) as Mr. Anderson from 2010 to 2016.
During his time with TNA, he was a two-time TNA World Heavyweight Champion in addition to being a member of Immortal and the former vice-president of Aces & Eights.
Before signing with the WWE, he had wrestled for various wrestling promotions. Anderson was assigned to the company's developmental territory Ohio Valley Wrestling (OVW) in Louisville, Kentucky in 2005.
Anderson made his debut on the SmackDown brand on August 2005 and the following month, he captured his first and only title with the company, the United States Championship, and would hold onto it for a month.
He would win the annual Money in the Bank ladder match at WrestleMania 23. As a result of winning this month, it meant that he guaranteed that he would have match for one of WWE's then three world level championships. He was fired from WWE on May 29, 2009.
Since his departure from TNA, he returned to the independent circuit for the second time. It should also be noted that he opened a wrestling school called The Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota in late 2016 along with Shawn Daivari, Molly Holly, Ariya Daivari, and Arik Cannon.
Anderson has a new interesting job as he recently made his ring announcing debut during the undercard at the Top Rank Boxing show in Fresno, California on Saturday night. The event aired on ESPN.com and the ESPN app then you probably saw him.
For years now, fans have wondered about him possibly returning to the WWE. During an interview with Wrestling Inc last November, he opened up on a potential return. Here is what he had to say:
"Nope, no. There [has] been no contact. I don't know that I'm necessarily welcome there. I mean, I don't know. I don't know what the feeling is there.”
"I don't know. I mean, I never tried to be… I understand that I was a little abrasive. And when I say, 'a little abrasive,' I'm being nice to myself, but I was a little abrasive at times and I said some things that looking back, I wish I wouldn't have said. And so, with that being said, I don't know that. They say that time heals all wounds, and there have been crazier comebacks in WWE. There have been people that have done far worse and then come back. I don't know.
We'll see. We'll see and I'll tell you, I am very, very happy with the career that I've had. Yeah, there are things that I wish I could have done and there were almost, but didn't happen. But I've had a really good run and I'm ready to start sort of passing on the knowledge that I have from the good things that I've done and the bad things that I've done in the business to the next generation.
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