|From||Green Bay, Wisconsin|
Hailing from Green Bay, Wisconsin weighing in at 242 pounds, Kennedy has made quite an impression since his SmackDown! debut in 2005. After returning from an injury that kept him out for the first half of this year, he picked up a big win over Batista at the Great American Bash. Kennedy really made a name for himself after a long feud with The Undertaker which lead him to the WWE's A-Show, RAW where he furthered his success by winning the Money in the Bank match at WrestleMania 23. Kennedy has then completed a face turn on Raw, getting on the good side of the crowd, "firing" hated General Manager William Regal in the process.
During the WWE Draft 2008, Kennedy was sent back to SmackDown! where he first began his WWE career.
He's loud, he's proud and he won't stop. One thing many can agree on is that there's nobody more sure of himself than Mr. Kennedy.
SmackDown! vs RAW 2007™
Ken Kennedy's stats don't look anything special, but his move-set and aggressive style make him a very capable wrestler. His basic grapple moves (performed with a flick of the right analogue stick when facing an opponent's front) are a selection of violent attacks and roughneck moves, and this style is enhanced by other moves in his arsenal, such as a powerful DDT (R1 + up on the analogue stick to lock in a grapple, then down on the analogue stick) which can make opponents bleed, and a harsh jerk of the neck from behind (right stick up from behind an opponent). These attacks on the head make him very useful in a First Blood match.
However, his finishers aren't the best. The Kenton/Swanton Bomb connects sporadically, while the Green Bay Plunge, though very effective, can be difficult to execute - you need to whip them into the corner of the ring. This can mean he is practically finisher-less in backstage and out of the ring environments, so you'll want to make the most of environmental grapples whenever you're playing as him.
He's a heavyweight, so is capable of lifting everyone on the game except for The Great Khali, and even though his speed is only a 7, fast, flurrying attacks following by one or two grapples moves can weaken opponents at frightening speed. He's not the best guy to play as if you're looking for an easy ride, but with a very unique and aggressive style, Kennedy is a lot of fun to play as.
Speed: 7Stamina: 7.5
SmackDown! vs RAW 2008™
Much like Ric Flair and Randy Orton, there are two things Kennedy does best: showboat and play without the rules. He is given the Dirty and Showman fighting styles this year, allowing him to bend the rules(taking off turnbuckle pads, arguing with refs) and steal taunts and finishers. He will not hesitate to make his presence heard in the ring, whether through action or through the microphone.
Speed: 77Stamina: 80
SmackDown! vs RAW 2009™
This year, Kennedy was given the Mic Check, the finisher he shortly popularized before leaving the WWE. They also kept the Green Bay Plunge as part of his arsenal, even if he didn't really use it by then. Kennedy still retains the ability to steal finishers and taunts as he feels like. Due to his Money in the Bank win, he also has been given the Ladder Match ability, giving him a little edge in those matches. He won't be easy to pin though, being a prominent Possum Pin user.
Hardcore: 75Stamina: 82
WWE SmackDown! vs RAW 2010™
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