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Randy Orton and Mr. Kennedy Take Their Feud Online

Mr. Kennedy vs. Randy OrtonPro wrestling has truly moved into the 21st century. Wrestlers are now skipping the cage and taking their grudges to the Internet. WWE champion Randy Orton and Mr. Ken Kennedy have begun a war of words online that quite frankly is more interesting than anything I have seen on Monday nights in months.

This all started a few months back on that fateful night in Los Angeles. Mr. Kennedy returned after recovering from an injury. Kennedy’s return lasted all of one night. Kennedy dropped Orton and almost injured Mr. RKO. Orton reportedly yelled at Kennedy in the locker room following the match. Kennedy was fired a few days later by the WWE.

Kennedy has slowly begun to tell his side of the story. Kennedy has done several interviews and reveals more and more in each interview. One interview he recently did must have struck home with Randy Orton. Kennedy said the following in an interview on the Pro Wrestling Report on 540 ESPN Radio.

“To be honest with you I kinda had a weird vibe all day. Randy Orton and I had become very good friends…we rode together, we were tight, we were buds…when I got to the building I ran up behind him and gave him a big bear hug from behind and he treated me like I was just an acquaintance of his. And then the fact that he made such a big stink about supposedly dropping him on his head. He literally blew up in front of all the talent including Vince and Stephanie and began to lecture me about how I had to be careful and his health was very important. It just doesn’t make sense to me.”

Kennedy also said the following in regards to the botched suplex spot that led to him getting him fired.

“Randy jumped really, really hard. In wrestling it’s give and take….It was a matter of either I drop him on his head or I help him through this. His neck never even touched the mat which makes me wonder why he even went to the trainers room to get his neck taped up. He was so injured that he went on to wrestle three nights in Mexico.” – PWRshow.com

Apparently this didn’t sit well with Randy Orton. The WWE champion posts on a Randy Orton message board from time to time. On a side note, I think it is pretty cool of him to keep in touch with his close fans in that way. Regardless, Orton posted a response to these comments on the board.

“He is in denial. He thinks you have to be able to do a moonsault to know how to work. And, as for dropping me on my head, he did. He never got to see all 4 camera angles of him doing it. I did. Plus, the left side of my neck down to my trap was sore all week in MX. I did tell Ken that he shouldn’t be dropping me on my head with such a simple basic move. He never said sorry, and even called me a liar after the match! I remember looking at him in disbelief. And yes, I did tell managment I did not want to work with him after that. Who wouldn’t? That’s my side.”

He later followed up his initial post with a second one on the same forum.

“There is another thing…..never did I get my neck ‘taped’ As he claims it was in that interview. Also, the whole ‘bear hug’ story does Have some truth to it. Early in the day that morning in LA, he came up behind me and grabbed around my chest and picked me up off of the floor. I don’t know anyone who enjoys being tackled from behind and picked up off the floor. When he let go and I realized that it was ken, I was like oh, ok, your back, cool. My reaction Of his big return was watered down and I found it very funny reading In his interview that he felt like I had an agenda, or almost like I wanted him gone. Not until I was given a belly to back suplex onto back of my neck did I have any neg Feelings with Mr Anderson. I honestly hope for his wifes sake that he can find sometrh Else he’s marginally good at, and earn a living. I know he really wants to entertain, so Good luck ken, you r gonna need it.” Nobody ever said good grammar was a requirement for beating up people in the WWE. – PWPIX.net

So here we are in 2009 where you have two guys doing a better job of building up a match that is never going to happen than anything going on in the WWE. I can’t think of any match being promoted on WWE television that I would pay for over Orton and Kennedy. A similar situation occurred years ago when Matt Hardy was released and he and Edge had words back and forth on the Internet. WWE was smart enough to capitalize on it, bring Matt back, and sell the match. I don’t see that happening in this situation.


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Eric G.

Eric is the owner and editor-in-chief of the Camel Clutch Blog. Eric has worked in the pro wrestling industry since 1995 as a ring announcer in ECW and a commentator/host on television, PPV, and home video. Eric also hosted Pro Wrestling Radio on terrestrial radio from 1998-2009. Check out some of Eric's work on his IMDB bio and Wikipedia. Eric has an MBA from Temple University's Fox School of Business.

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