Ken Anderson has spoken out for the very first time since being released by World Wrestling Entertainment.
In a story written by the former WWE superstar "Mr. Kennedy" and posted on the Heyman Hustle website this evening, Anderson tells the story behind the popular online videos he's been starring in while his 90-day non-compete clause with WWE is still in effect.
This is not a bitching session, where I complain about how WWE held me down on purpose, took away my dreams, shoved my career up my ass, or singled me out and screwed me over.
This is an explanation about the purpose of these videos, which is to show everyone what I have to offer.
I'm a home run hitter being told to be satisfied with landing on first base. I love being part of a team, and if we need runners on first base, I'll lead off.
But when you have a lack of entertainment in the industry of sports entertainment, and you can hit the ball out of the park, it's the worst feeling in the world being told to draw a walk.
I want to entertain people. It's what I've always wanted to do. And I think I have the ability to do it, and in more ways than just the payoff of the matches we use that entertainment factor to build towards.
These videos are my way of letting everyone know I have a lot to offer, and not just in the ring. I have a deep-seated desire to entertain the audience.
The reaction to the videos has been fantastic. If I can do this on my own with a crappy little handheld camera, imagine what I can do with a staff, infrastructure and marketing plan behind me.
It doesn't matter what last name I use. It doesn't matter if I'm a Kennedy, an Anderson, a Smith, Doe, or Jones (...Jones).
What matters is that I want to put it all on the line and see how far I can go both in the ring and behind the mic.
These videos are not only my way of telling WWE that I had so much more for them to exploit, but my audition to the rest of the world at the same time.
An excellent story that shows even someone with Anderson/Kennedy's enormous talent can get lost in the WWE system.