Former WWE and TNA star Ken Anderson joined the Jordan Garber NOW podcast with Jordan Garber this past week to talk about his career in wrestling, departure from TNA, and the evolution of his persona for WWE. You can listen to the episode via vocnation.com by clicking on the "On Demand" or "2016 Archives" tab. They sent us these highlights:
"There were up and downs and it took me 6 years of humping it and hustling on the indies to make it to where I got hired by WWE and got a developmental deal. Honestly, right before I got signed was the only time where I was like I've been doing this for 6 years. This point you got all all your doubters saying, 'How long are you gonna keep doing this? When are you gonna be successful... When are you gonna hang it up?' After awhile it kind of gets to you but I never took my foot off the gas pedal."
Getting the main roster call-up:
"I've been floating around OVW for 6 months not really having a sense of purpose. Then Paul Heyman came down... his very first day he pulled me aside and said, "You're going to be the first guy out of here, I promise you."
Making it to WWE full time:
"I was scheduled to have a dark match with Funaki. He was gonna go over. I was getting ready and Dave Lagana comes by and says I just wanna let you know that we need to change this match. We need a finisher because you're gonna go over. Second, this is a televised match and third... welcome to SmackDown!"
Jordan Garber NOW airs Tuesday nights at 11:30 PM ET on the VOC Nation Radio Network.