Impact Wrestling reportedly granted Kenny King his requested release this month.
During a recent interview with Developmentally Speaking, King discussed if he could ever see himself potentially going to WWE. He said,
“I think, in-ring, I think that I might be too old. Not might be. There’s been meetings about me, and I’m too old, so that’s fine. I feel like that’s kind of insane because everybody knows that pro wrestlers only hit their prime and get better at a certain age. But I feel like WWE is, if you haven’t been here by a certain time, I mean look what they tried to do to LA Knight. LA Knight and I were supposed to go in at the same time. I was at that time making way too much money at Ring of Honor to want to go and sign a developmental contract. But it worked out for him. But even then, he’s had to become undeniable. They tried to make him a manager, they changed his name, they took away everything that made him him until he left them absolutely no choice. So it’s kind of a silly mentality that they have there. But you never know, things can happen. When my in-ring career is done, there’s always a whole host of possibilities and things that could happen. But as far as that’s concerned, I guess I’m too old to wrestle for WWE, which is fine.”
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Impact Wrestling star Kenny King recently received his requested release from the company. In a recent interview with Developmentally Speaking, King discussed the possibility of joining WWE and expressed his concerns about his age being a factor.
King stated that he believes he might be considered too old for WWE. He mentioned that there have been meetings about him, and it has been determined that he is indeed too old. However, he finds this mentality to be somewhat insane, as he believes that pro wrestlers only hit their prime and improve with age. King pointed out that WWE has a certain timeframe for signing talent, and if you haven’t been there by that time, it becomes more challenging to make an impact.
The wrestler also mentioned the case of LA Knight (formerly known as Eli Drake), who was supposed to join WWE at the same time as King. However, King was making a significant amount of money at Ring of Honor at the time and didn’t want to sign a developmental contract. King noted that even though Knight eventually made it to WWE, he had to become undeniable and go through various changes before getting the recognition he deserved.
Despite feeling that he may be too old for WWE, King acknowledged that there are always possibilities and opportunities that could arise once his in-ring career is over. He remains open to exploring other options and ventures.
It’s important to note that age has been a topic of discussion in the wrestling industry for years. While some wrestlers have thrived in their later years, others have faced challenges due to age-related stereotypes. However, there have been instances where older wrestlers have proven their worth and achieved success in WWE and other promotions.
As fans, it’s essential to appreciate the talent and skills of wrestlers regardless of their age. Age should not be the sole determining factor in evaluating a wrestler’s ability to perform at a high level. Many wrestlers continue to defy expectations and deliver outstanding performances well into their careers.
In conclusion, Kenny King’s comments shed light on the age-related challenges that wrestlers may face when trying to join WWE. While he believes he may be considered too old, he remains optimistic about the future and the possibilities that lie ahead. Age should not be a limiting factor in evaluating a wrestler’s potential, as many have proven that they can excel in the industry regardless of their age.