During an appearance on the “This Is Awesome Wrestling Show”, Ken Anderson said a clip that appeared on YouTube showing him make the comment “f*ck TNA” while making an appearance overseas for ICW was taken out of context.
“It was taken completely out of context, for one. I was working a show in Scotland; it was an adult show. The crowd sorta reminds me of an ECW crowd. For a wrestling promotion called ICW. It’s huge in Scotland. And the crowd starting chanting, ‘F— TNA’, at the top of their lungs. Five, six hundred people in the audience. And I was playing the role of a heel that night. A lot of times when I go out to the ring, I’ll get a good reaction from the crowd because they know my gimmick and they wanna sing along with it and they wanna do it. And so, I got that reaction when I went out there. And then they started chanting ‘F— TNA’. So I just said, ‘Well, I don’t work for them anymore, so yeah, f— TNA.’ At which point, they popped. And then I said, and this was mysteriously left out of the video… First of all, whoever posted the video posted, from what I hear and I haven’t watched it, but I hear it’s about eight seconds long or something like that. And it looks like I’m on a soapbox. ‘Yeah, I’m Ken Anderson. I don’t work for TNA. F— TNA.’ Well, I wasn’t that at all. It was, ‘Yeah, you guys say F— TNA. F— TNA.’ And then I said, ‘But your opinion means squat to me, so f— every each one of you too.’ Of course, they left all of that too. I’m a heel and recognizable that they have seen me on TV before. One of those situations where you give it to them and then you take it away from them. That’s all I was doing. It was spur the moment thing. It wasn’t a planned thing.”