More News on Mr. Kennedy's Release
Vince was already in a bad mood due to the whole NBA debacle and lost his cool on the plane ride back home. Vince cut a "scathing promo" on Kennedy and talked about how he was reckless, a green worker and clueless when it comes to business instincts and a huge liability. Nobody in creative or talent relations was willing to say a word in Kennedy's defense.
The feeling was that he was too frustrating to deal with because whenever you came up with an idea for him, there was a good chance it would be scrapped because of injury or something else. Vince was so mad that he said Kennedy was on the "do not call list" which very few people make. Considering all the circumstances at the time, Vince may have ended up cooling down but as of Friday, Vince was in a "he'll never work here again" type mood.
In addition to the two stars who buried Kennedy to Vince, there were reports of two more major stars also buried him, saying they hated working with him and thought he was "horrible and clumsy." These four stars who buried Kennedy aren't named directly but are multi-time World Champions and it doesn't get any more influential than three of them with the fourth guy being on his way. All of them have worked regularly with Kennedy in the past.
24Wrestling Newsboard had the following commentary about the situation, with respect to Kennedy possibly going to WWE's competitor:
Management feels that they tried to count on Mr. Kennedy and push him, but before they knew it he got hurt each time. WWE management isn’t stressing the possibility of him becoming a big star in TNA, and feels that if they do sign him then he’s their problem.
Some sources flat out say that if it wasn’t for the Behind Enemy Lines movie he did, he would have been gone already because he had worn out his welcome.
(Source: 24Wrestling Newsboard)
Kennedy added a bit of comic relief to his recent firing with this video he posted on Facebook, showing he wasn't fired due to any sort of wrist injury.