Mr. Kennedy addresses reports that Randy Orton got him fired from WWE in 2009

During an interview with The A2theK Wrestling Show, former WWE star Mr. Kennedy (Ken Anderson) addressed reports that Randy Orton got him fired from WWE in 2009 because of a back suplex spot that hurt Orton…

“I did talk to him, but let me say this. Nobody got me fired. I got me fired. Because I was very bitter and very upset for a few years and that resentment was directed at the wrong place and it should have been directed back at me because had I been doing all the right things, I would have never been in a position where one person’s word could have any effect on my career.

I was in a position at that time where I had done enough things, and Vince had heard my name in a negative light enough that he just finally said, like, ‘I’m tired of hearing about it. We’re just gonna cut our losses.’ I would’ve fired me. We have talked and I think both of us are in very different places in our lives right now. I don’t call him but I did run into him when I went backstage at a Monday Night Raw like two years ago, three years ago now, in Minneapolis. [We] had like a very long, pretty cool discussion with him.” (quotes courtesy of