Mr Kennedy was supposed to be Vince McMahon’s son in the WWE, in what would have been one of the biggest angles of all time.
Vince McMahon was “killed” on screen during a limo explosion on Monday Night Raw, kicking off what was intended to be the biggest story of the year
The angle was meant to move on to a funeral for the chairman. Here, his brother Rod McMahon would make his debut, and it would be revealed that there was one more McMahon in the company.
Mr Kennedy was set to be revealed as the son of Vince McMahon. He was to be the illegitimate child of the WWE Chairman, from an affair he had years prior.
However, the week the funeral was meant to take place, Chris Benoit killed himself and his family. Feeling it was in poor taste, they cancelled the McMahon death angle and put the “mystery child” angle on the backburner.
It would come back in the summer that year, and Mr Kennedy was still set to be revealed to be Vince McMahon’s son. However, you may recall that it was not him, but instead Hornswoggle who was named as the newest McMahon.
Mr Kennedy as Vince McMahon’s son
Mr Kennedy recently spoke in an interview about the circumstances surround being Vince McMahon’s son. After suffering an injury that cost him the Money in the Bank contract and World Heavyweight title just weeks prior, he suffered more heartbreak for this angle.
He revealed that just days before he was set to be revealed as “Kennedy McMahon”, he was suspended for breaking the WWE’s Wellness Policy.
“The only reason that I didn’t end up becoming the son was I got suspended literally like five days before they were going to do the reveal in Green Bay, because the reveal ended up happening in Green Bay.
I got suspended. I was part of that Signature Pharmacy (story). There was like, nine or ten of us that got busted for getting performance enhancing supplements off an internet website, which kind of wasn’t how that all went down.”
“I remember that particular instance. I came home. They had already told me a few months before, Stephanie had come up to me and said, ‘Hey, we’re gonna do this thing. I want Vince to tell you. Vince thinks this is going to be good. He’s excited about it. I went in and he pitched me the whole idea.
‘We’re gonna have this big investigation and you’re gonna be my son.’ I flew home on a Wednesday. I got a call from Johnny’s secretary in the office. ‘Hey you need to come to the airport to come to Stamford.
Vince wants to talk to you.’ I go back to the airport and fly back to Stanford. A car picks me up and I go to Titan Towers. There’s eight other guys in the office. He said, ‘We instituted this Wellness Policy. On such and such a date, it says here that you received some growth hormone.’
I was like, ‘It says in our policy that you’re not allowed to order this stuff off the internet. I didn’t order it off the internet. I saw a doctor.’ Well, the doctor ended up ordering it off the internet, so they suspended me for 30 days and fined me $10,000.” – Source
Mr Kennedy would later be fired for causing an injury to Randy Orton during a match on Raw in 2009. You can read all about his firing and his failed Money in the Bank cash in by clicking the link down below.
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