Ken Anderson Reveals Original Plans For His WWE Money In The Bank Cash-In

Kennedy was supposed to cash-in before fate intervened

Former WWE star Ken Anderson (who wrestled as Mr. Kennedy) has revealed the original plan for his Money in the Bank cash-in. 

Kennedy won the briefcase in the Money in the Bank Ladder Match at WrestleMania 23, but lost it to Edge on the May 7, 2007, episode of Raw.

According to Ken, a case of bad luck and a misdiagnosed injury led to him dropping the briefcase (and thus his guaranteed title shot) before he could successfully cash it in as scheduled.

Speaking on Insight with Chris Van Vliet, Anderson noted how he was pulled into a meeting with Vince and Stephanie McMahon, where he was told he would be cashing-in on The Undertaker, who was the then-reigning World Heavyweight Champion but required surgery to repair a torn bicep tendon.

"He [Vince] laid out the scenario basically and he's like, 'You're going to cash in your briefcase, we're going to have a new champion'. And I remember him telling me that they were high on Batista at the time. That was their guy.

"They felt like Batista needed to chase for a while, and they said, 'When we feel the time is right, we're going to put it on Batista, but we don't know how long that could be. I could be like a month, or five months, or six months, or whatever'. I remember I just said, 'Look, I appreciate you guys saying that, but this is business and I'll do what's necessary'".

Between being told this plan and when it was supposed to go down, however, Kennedy suffered an injury of his own at a non-televised live event.

Originally diagnosed as a triceps tear, McMahon made the decision to give the briefcase to the Rated-R Superstar and have him cash-in on The Deadman instead. 

Kennedy then flew to see Dr. James Andrews, who told him the muscle wasn't actually torn (downgrading it to a hematoma) and wouldn't require surgery or a long recovery time.

H/T Wrestling Inc.

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