Former WWE Superstar and current TNA Wrestling star, Ken Anderson (Mr. Anderson) is featured in a recent interview with SportsVibe.co.uk, where he discusses the differences in working for TNA Wrestling compared to his time in the WWE and how he missed big opportunities during his time in the WWE.
Regarding working for both WWE and TNA and the differences and similarities between Vince McMahon and Dixie Carter, Anderson noted that in the WWE, with their business direction, you’re told exactly what to do and how to walk, talk and react to certain things and that wrestlers are performers and artista and generally artists are pretty free-spirited individuals and when you tell them exactly what to do and how to act it doesn’t work so well. Anderson noted that in TNA Wrestling, the wrestlers are given a lot of freedom as far as their character development goes and although they are given bullet points, they are told to put them in their own words and put their own spin on things and when they do that, it makes them come across more organic and more real and people are able to relate to them more so than if you were playing a character.
Anderson was then asked about being 2-Time TNA World Heavyweight Champion and if he feels he would have ever got the opportunity to become WWE Champion or WWE World Heavyweight Champion, to which he noted that he believes that he was 24 hours away from becoming the WWE Champion had he not sustained an injury that kept him out for months and that he actually had a talk with Vince McMahon who told him what was to happen, in that Vince wanted him to cash in his WWE Money in the Bank briefcase, however he got injured in the next match, which scuppered plans.
The full interview is available at this link.