Pro 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.
“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.
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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