Former WWE and Impact Wrestling star Ken Anderson aka Mr. Kennedy has been accused of business practices that are not professional by his students at the wrestlers’ school located in Minneapolis.
On Sunday, one Reddit user who claimed that he was a pupil at Anderson’s “The Academy: School of Professional Wrestling” claimed that the school had been shut down for “quite some time now” and hasn’t reopened other gyms in this region. The user claimed that the students who have been enrolled at the school for more than two years haven’t gotten any instruction, “not even remote homework like tape study, character development or promos.” In addition, the user noted that the school’s website was shut down a few days long time ago.
The user reported it was because Anderson is gone silent and his only update every 2-3 months is that they’re in talks with a realtor for a new facility but no real progress comes out of it.
The article led to another Reddit user sharing his experience with Anderson’s high school. They claimed they had registered for a 30-minute free consultation only to arrive at a vacant warehouse when they came for their scheduled time.
According to Bodyslam.net, Although sure students remain hoping that the school will one day open again, one pupil has lost all on the idea. A student who didn’t want to be identified explained that the school’s opening had been delayed numerous times over the last 18 months since they had paid to participate in the program. The student also confirmed users’ claims on this Reddit discussion thread that Anderson’s college has yet to make refunds.
The student issued the following statement via BodySlam:
In no way am I making any claims on Ken’s personal character as I’ve had minimal contact with the man, but I believe his business practices and professionalism speak for themselves. I’m personally not out to ruin anyone’s career but simply trying to hold others accountable for their actions as well as prevent others from making the same mistakes I did.
The money I’m out may not seem like a lot to some but it was my entire savings as well as my dreams, and at the end of the day, that’s all I really want back. My dream is crushed but hopefully, I can get my money back.
The student has revealed the reasons he’s received not to receive training. The reasons vary from the spread of the COVID-19 Delta variant to the absence of a place for training. Two years ago, the student in question concluded that things appeared “super sketchy based on the lack of communication.” They also reported their communications with Anderson himself were low, citing only short and brief texts.
Anderson hasn’t yet responded to the accusations. As you can see in the below screengrabs, Anderson’s school has contacted students frequently; however, they haven’t offered any instruction in the past two years.
Anderson had last been competing during the NWA Power tapings in December of 2019. He was set to participate in the NWA Hard Times pay-per-view in January 2020. However, he was removed from the match against Tim Storm due to an injury. With their Facebook page, Anderson’s wrestling school reached out to students on December 188, 2021. As you can see in the screenshots below, The school was also scheduled to open on November 1st.