Mike Shaw of The Void recently sat down with TNA Superstar Mr. Anderson (formerly Mr. Kennedy in WWE) for a fun and fascinating interview. Topics include:
The future of his character and if his gimmick is becoming stale
"I’ve been tired of hearing myself say my name for a long time, but y’know, it’s something I’ve gotta do until it’s appropriate to stop doing it I guess. It works for now though, so I’ll keep doing it."
In-ring chemistry and what makes him work well with others
"I have a harder time working with people who are bigger, because I’m at that size where I’m not a high flier, but I’m not a ‘big guy’ – a power guy –either."
Jeff Hardy’s controversial Victory Road match with Sting
"We all love Jeff and care about him, and he did what he did, but you know those who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones and we all live in glass houses."
"Besides some personal burials that have taken place… I’m just not a huge fan."
Characters in WWE vs TNA
"If someone has an idea let them try it – if it works, great; if it doesn’t work, then you take them off TV… But you’re not really allowed to do that at WWE."
The controversy surrounding his WWE release and Randy Orton
"It’s the telephone game at its finest. [Randy] definitely was the final straw, but by no means did I say he was the reason for me getting fired."
You can read the interview here.
The Void is a UK-based online magazine covering popular culture and entertainment, including film, music, videogames, and wrestling. Mike Shaw is the co-host of popular pro-wrestling podcast Breaking Kayfabe.