Former WWE Writer Robert Karpeles Recalls Dusty Rhodes Pitching Ken Kennedy's Mic Drop For Him

Mr. Kennedy quickly became a top star in WWE just on presentation and mic work.

Kennedy's introduction, which included the microphone dropping from the ceiling and him repeating his name, was a big hit with fans and always elicited a reaction from the crowd.

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Appearing on Comedians of Wrestling, former WWE writer Robert Karpeles recalled coming up with the idea and having Dusty Rhodes pitch it to Vince McMahon.

"My one claim to fame in WWE, the one idea I pitched that made it onto TV that was a solidified idea was, we were bringing in Ken Kennedy and I was wanting to do the mic drop from the ceiling like the old [Madison Square Garden] and it would be a cool visual. I pitched that and Dusty loved it. He was like, 'I think that's a great idea, I'm going to pitch it to Vince.' They knew if I pitched it, it had no chance. Dusty pitched it and Vince loved it. It wound up being a thing. It was the greatest thing ever. That's my one contribution to the business. There was another guy who tried to claim credit for it and the other writers were like, 'No, that was Robert's idea. Fuck off,'" he said.

Kennedy made his WWE SmackDown debut in August 2005 and held the WWE United States Title and Money in the Bank during his time in the company. He was released in May 2009. Karpeles worked as a WWE writer in 2005.

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