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Originally posted by John The Baptist John The Baptist wrote:

Quote But it all worked out for the best. It seems that your character and your work in the ring have both progressed massively.



Uh.....yeah.

He's gone from saying his name twice, to saying his name twice.

What a fucktarded TNA mark interviewer.
 
Your forgetting his amazingly convincing heel/face/heel/kinda a face turn.
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Originally posted by John The Baptist John The Baptist wrote:

Quote But it all worked out for the best. It seems that your character and your work in the ring have both progressed massively.



Uh.....yeah.

He's gone from saying his name twice, to saying his name twice.

What a fucktarded TNA mark interviewer.
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Oh and I forgot his amazing character change calling everyone arseholes.
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Quote Former WWE and Impact Wrestling star Ken Anderson recently appeared as a guest on the Steve Austin Show podcast for an in-depth interview. Below are some of the highlights from the interview.

On being frustrated with the overly scripted style of performing in WWE: "The thing that's frustrating to me is that it seems to me that guys are told, and girls are told, exactly what to do paint-by-numbers. It's not 'just go out there and try some stuff and see what works and what doesn't work' and it's just people are handed a script and told, 'say this exactly verbatim.' That's what's frustrating to me. I wish more people were given the opportunity to fail on their own or succeed on their own. That's the only thing that really frustrates me."

On the main difference in working for WWE compared to Impact Wrestling: "When I was at the WWE, it felt like, at least towards the end, that everybody was walking around on eggshells. Everybody was worried that 'tomorrow might be my last day if I say the wrong thing or do the wrong thing, I'm going to get fired.' When I got to TNA… And I think that's the sort of management style of WWE. It's the way they always wanted everybody to be sort of on edge. When I got to TNA, it felt like, 'go out there and do your job and do it to the best of your ability.' Cool. There weren't any politics or anything like that in TNA and the biggest thing, the biggest difference, for me was Eric Bischoff was a big part of me coming to TNA. Like, and when I got there, he said, 'I know that they're sort of hamstringing you, to a degree, in WWE and telling you, 'this is what you have to say - this is when you say it,' he said, 'I'm just going to give you bulletpoints. I don't care how you get there, just here's this main point we want to get to. You just figure out how Ken Anderson is going to get us there.'"

On calling Paul Heyman for advice during his run under creative boss Vince Russo in Impact Wrestling: "The interesting thing was Vince Russo and whoever else was writing at the time, would hand me a script and a lot of the times, I would call Paul Heyman. I was really good friends with Paul and I would say, 'here's what they got for me, here's what I'm thinking, what do you think?' and a lot of times, he would really help me out and come up with a better way to say everything and do it, so Paul actually wrote a lot of my stuff at TNA when I first started."

Check out the complete Ken Anderson interview from the Steve Austin Show podcast at PodcastOne.com.

 
He shouldn't be frustrated with the E style. He's got no reason to care about what happens in a company he's long since left and never came close to reaching his potential in.
 
Maybe the TNA locker being too relaxed played a part in them underachieving.
 
Didn't know that about Heyman. Says a lot about Anderson that he had little faith in himself to write his own stuff.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ihatethatmonkee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/December/2017 at 16:56
holy crap, I had to check up on Bischoff coming into TNA as I was sure Anderson was there for a least a year before the deal with Hogan/Bischoff, as I remember his opening match at Genesis and his promo on Impact, but I can't remember Hogan or Bischoff from that period.

how weird.

you have to ask why he felt he had to go to someone out of the company, and not to Russo or anyone within the company in the writing capacity.

i'd wonder if someone who is good at cutting promos, say like Paige, or at least someone who hasn't had a lot of heat on them, feels they have to read the script verbatim, or if they feel they can go to the writers, to Steph or Shane, or even right to Vince and see about just taking it as points, and rewording it to make the same point, but in a more natural style to themselves and the character.
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Originally posted by admin admin wrote:

 
He shouldn't be frustrated with the E style. He's got no reason to care about what happens in a company he's long since left and never came close to reaching his potential in.
 


He came exceptionally close to reaching his potential there and that he was absolutely certain to be a multiple time WWE champion.

He won MITB and was the first person to announce when he was cashing it in, at Mania

Randy Orton is the sole reason he was released from WWE because at the time Kennedy was one of the most over superstars in recent years

The frustration with being scripted is probably due to how well he can perform on the mic and ultimately had to tone down some of his promos in comparison to those in TNA
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ihatethatmonkee Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/December/2017 at 18:55
I definitely enjoyed his work against Sting, but a lot of his stuff in TNA was either really bad - like interview on steroid use bad - or nuking bridges such as that first promo on Impact.

certainly, after his injuries, he lost a bit of fluidity in the ring, but this is a guy who worked twice against Taker, who Taker had no issues with, compared to hangbag shitting Orton at the time.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fletch Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06/December/2017 at 19:40
I don’t really know where it all went wrong with Anderson, when he brought his A game he was almost at the level of The Rock on the microphone and in the ring he was always at least passable, with the right opponent he could have a great match, I would say his ring skills were at least on par with someone like John Cena.

In TNA some of his work was excellent and some of it was really mediocre. I felt like the first couple of years he was just trying to put himself in the shop window hoping WWE would want him back. When he realised that wasn’t going to happen he accepted his fate in TNA and lost his passion and phoned in a lot of his work.

One thing seems for sure and that is there hasn’t been a sniff of interest from WWE since his departure all those years ago so whoever he pissed off there he did it big time.
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