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The Wrestling Kennection is a multi-time award-winning weekly show about, well, "kennecting" the audience to Professional Wrestling.

Broadcast on Bedford Community Access TV from Bedford, Massachusetts, as well as streamed live on the channel's YouTube page, the show covers a number of topics within the realm of professional wrestling, mostly if not all of it having to do with the WWE.

The show is hosted and created by long-time pro wrestling fan Ken Hill and co-hosted by Daniel Kaufman (2018-)note , along with producers Greg Dolan (2014-Present), Brian Dorrington, Jr. (2014-2015), Nick Giglio (2016-Present), and Julie Manoogian (2015-Present).

"The Wrestling Kennection" goes over news and current events in wrestling, reviews RAW and Smackdown, occasionally demonstrates wrestling moves and holds (with PLENTY of forewarning by the non-professionals) and calls out personalities, superstars, management or even the WWE itself with a wake-up call or a harsh dose of reality.


The Wrestling Kennection can be seen every Friday around 3:00 PM, EST, with an hour dedicated to the weeks before and after pay-per-views, where Ken previews/reviews the most recent pay-per-view; along with the preview, picks are made by Ken and everyone else (collectively known as the "WK Krew") and the winner with the most correct predictions will retain/be crowned the "WK King of PPV" Champion for the month. The live stream for the show can be seen here.

The show's official Facebook page is here, where Ken will occasionally make quips and/or observations during a WWE broadcast or highlight a day in wrestling history, as well as post past shows for those who would like to catch up with the weekly series. The show also has its own YouTube channel and can be found here and the show's Google+ page can be found here.


The Wrestling Kennection's OFFICIAL website can be found here.

Page is STILL currently under construction and in dire need of some love.

Current WK Champions

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    WK King of PPV
It's good to be the king...
WK King of PPV Championship - The "crown jewel" of The Wrestling Kennection, the King of PPV title is held by the competitor who makes the most correct predictions for an upcoming PPV. Ken has stated that it's not a title won through blood, sweat and tears, but rather it is won by intelligence, integrity and well you truly know professional wrestling and how the industry works.
  • "Your Kennection" Ken Hill, in his 17th reign as King of PPV following TLC 2018, scoring 9 total points for a 1st place victory.

    WK Big 4 PPV Championship
WK Big 4 PPV Championship: The WK's official secondary title, the "Big 4" Championship, was created to honor Zack's several close calls at winning the King of PPV championship. This title, akin to TNA's X-Division Title and WWE Money in the Bank, can be used to give its a holder an advantage in winning the King of PPV title. By cashing it in, the titleholder can double up on one of their PPV predictions if correct, or risk losing a point if wrong. As the name indicates, the championship can only be won at predictions for WWE's four major PPV events (Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, and Survivor Series) with the title being awarded to the second place competitor.note 
  • "The Consumer" Dan Kaufman, in his 3rd reign as championnote , after coming in a tie for second at TLC 2018 with Alison, both with 7 points, and beating her in the subsequent Main Event Time-Breakernote 


  • Always Someone Better: Zack feels this way after so many close calls in winning the King of PPV title, particularly the 2016 Royal Rumble, where he only lost out to Greg due to the tiebreaker. Ken and company agree; part of the reason for the introduction of the Big 4 championship was to give Zack and others who haven't held the King of PPV title often (or at all) a fair shake at winning it. Finally subverted after WrestleMania 32, where Zack came away with the "King of PPV" championship, beating Miss Julie in a tiebreaker to win it.
  • Berserk Button:
    • Anything or anyone in wrestling that messes with the legend of the Undertaker is guaranteed an emotional, rage-filled "Zack Attack", especially given that Zack has all but stated that Taker is his idol in professional wrestling.
    • To a somewhat lesser degree, the maltreatment CM Punk received in his final years is one for Ken. While the host agreed that Punk could've taken care of his medical situation sooner, Ken seriously took the WWE to task for not only cajoling Punk into returning in mid-2013 when he was still nursing injuries, but (following his walk-out in early 2014) sending him his formal release papers...on his wedding day.
      • This particular button for Ken has all but vanished in 2016; after Punk's public spectacle in documenting his walk-out of WWE and even getting paid $500,000 by UFC to be curb-stomped in the same arena in which he walked out on his former company, Ken, while he still understands Punk's bitterness towards WWE, has little to no sympathy for him.
  • Brilliant, but Lazy: Ken feels this way about the majority of the Women's division, whom he feels, when motivated, can be capable of putting on matches as competitive and entertaining as the men. After it was reported that WWE hired Sara Del Rey to train the women, Ken said he hopes a fire can be lit under girls who, like AJ Lee and Paige, care about being the best female wrestler as much as being a female superstar.
  • Can't Get Away with Nuthin': Played with. How enforced the rules are for Pay-Per-Pre Views usually boils down to whether Ken truly cares; often times, he'll allow a break in the rules assuming it won't matter much in the long run, like declaring a unreal match timenote  for a Main Event Time-Breaker or making a last-minute switch for a previously-made match predictionnote .
    • On the occasion that those allowances do matter, like the person who switched his prediction winning the King of PPV title, it comes down to how adamant Ken previous was in enforcing the rule before; if he maintains that what the person is doing goes against the rules, they'll grudgingly concede that he's right and forfeit their win. However, if Ken goes more along the lines of simply throwing his hands up and saying "Sure, why not", he can't object later on since he didn't really enforce the rule to begin with.
  • Companion Cube: In the 1st and 2nd season, "The Almighty Printer" was this for Greg.
    • Shortly after he was introduced in the 3rd season, Nick has taken to using an magic 8-Ball for his Pay-Per-Pre View picks, even taking on the moniker of "Mr. 8-Ball" after winning the King of PPV Championship, as well as having the 8-Ball "hijack" parts of the show, not unlike when Greg...ahem, "The Almighty Printer" won the title.
  • Deadpan Snarker: Ken is slowly becoming a treasure trove of these:
  • Commuting on a Bus: Episode #110 was Brian's last one as a regular, with his new job at Lowell Telecommunications, but he'll stop in from time to time as a guest speaker.
  • Determinator: Coming up on 200 episodes and 4 years on the air, Ken hasn't missed one episode. Not even having mono or a blood clot scare kept him from delivering all the news on professional wrestling!
  • Do Not Try This at Home: Zack and Ken stressed before each demonstration in "What A Maneuver!" to seriously not try these moves at home. Hilariously emphasized when Zack puts a little too much effort into selling the Chokeslam.
  • Double Standard: Abuse, Female on Male: Ken discussed this at length during a recent Season 4 episode, concerning Stephanie McMahon's on-air authority character, feeling that, aside from an accidental spear from Roman at WM 32note , she hadn't gotten the comeuppance her character truly deserved after 4+ years of emasculating nearly the entire WWE roster.
    • To further his point, he cites Chynanote , Litanote , Trish Stratusnote  and Mae Youngnote , in her eighties, mind you, as women in the wrestling industry who weren't afraid or even told the males to deliver bumps to them with the same force they'd deliver to a fellow male wrestler.
    • Ken also acknowledged that he doesn't think that males getting physical revenge on females should be a regular thing, but rather it should be reserved for the point of a storyline where it would have the most impact and resonate well with the live audience.
  • Enemy Mine: While the "WK King of PPV" Championship is hotly contested between all of the WK Krew, Brian, Zack and Ken agree that any one of them holding the belt is better than the, ahem, "Almighty Printer" having it at all.
  • Fan Boy: Greg, of the Big Show. One of Greg's early Running Gags would be to often cue Big Show's music at an apt, often inopportune time, much to the consternation of Zack and Ken. His fan worship has only grown more and more exaggerated as the show's gone on, even to the point that during a prediction show for the Royal Rumble, Greg's picks for the Rumble match all consisted of Show's various wrestling "aliases", even including Show's real name, Paul Wight.
  • Halloween Episode: To differentiate from their typical wackiness for Halloween, Zack donned an "Iconic" outfit while Ken decided to "Follow the Buzzards", both seen here.
  • Here We Go Again!: Ken's mindset on Episode #192, voicing his extreme displeasure of Stephanie McMahon returning to WWE television without an iota of her character changed, i.e. Emasculating the RAW GM and not getting even an ounce of true comeuppance, verbal or otherwise; Ken even referred to it as "stepping into a six-month time warp."
  • Incredibly Lame Pun: For Episode #188, the HIAC prediction show, Nick went with the theme of Ken doing the show from behind virtual jail bars, or, as Ken himself amusedly realized, "HILL In A Cell!"
  • Insane Troll Logic: ANY of Greg's picks; justified since, unlike fellow producer Brian, who's been an on-and-off fan of WWE, Greg has ZERO knowledge of professional wrestling (outside of old-school ECW) and makes picks as he sees fit. Somehow it's worked, as he's been "WK King of PPV" Champion seven times since the title was introduced mid-2014.
  • I Told You So: During the 2017 Royal Rumbler prediction show, everyone felt that Roman Reigns was going to take the Universal Title from Owens with Jericho out of the equation...that is, everyone except for Ken, who believed the situation was too obvious and that someone else (namely Braun Strowman) would cost Roman the title, only to be scoffed at. Come the Royal Rumble PPV...
    • Ken nailed it on the head again for the 2017 Elimination Chamber preview, stating that WWE wouldn't divert from the simmering Orton-Wyatt storyline just to Troll their hardcore fanbase by keeping the World Title on John Cena (though he DID pick Cena as his 2nd pick to win the EC match, more or less admitting that you can't put anything past Vince McMahon's whims).
  • Just for Pun: The intro video for "Ken's Den" features a still of Ken interposed in a den of wolves, with howling in the background.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Occasionally discussed by Brian and Greg concerning Ken's sharp knowledge of professional wrestling and little else; mostly justified by the fact that it is a wrestling show, along with Ken's Aspergers narrowing his interests to a select few, among them pro wrestling. This will often lead the two producers to, once in a while, drop a "Hot Topic" such as fantasy football or proper infant care to test Ken's more general knowledge of the outside world; for the most part, Ken does a fair job in providing a topical outlook on the different subjects. Just don't bring up politics like "Kentucky State Legislature", as Ken's fully admitted that politics and autism, in his mind, go together as well as oil and water.
  • Long Runner: Over 100 episodes in two years and counting. This even resulted in the show being the inaugural inductee into Bedford TV's newly-formed "Centennial Club", a honor for shows at Bedford TV which have hit the century mark in terms of episodes broadcasted.
    • Now entering its fifth season, with over 200 episodes produced.
  • Midseason Upgrade: For the show's set; the first few episodes were done on a simple black backdrop, before moving on to using an actual green screen to display the WK logo, photos and arena backgrounds.
    • Starting with Episode 127, every episode can now be seen live on the Bedford TV YouTube channel's live stream.
  • Mind Screw: Let's just say that the intro video to the "WrestleMania Roundtable" was to Zack and Ken as "Worker and Parasite" was to Krusty the Clown...
  • The Nicknamer: Julian's developed a habit, particularly on Facebook, of finding a name that he feels fits Ken, like "Mr. Kennection" or "Mr. Kentastic", much to Ken's chagrin.
    • Ken's certainly relaxed on this front and has even taken it upon himself in Season 4 to gift himself with a new nickname every so or often, like "The Perfect Ken" and "The Pontiff of the Pro Wrestling Populace."
  • Odd Couple: This article depicts Ken and Zack as such, portraying Ken as a soft-spoken narrator who likes to take a step back and take it all in, while Zack is described as a high-decibel, rapid-rate speaker unafraid to mix things up.
  • Only Sane Man: Ken has his moments and outbursts, but when Zack would get amped up for a certain match or calling out a particular wrestler, look out!
  • Naïve Newcomer: Gus and Maria, Bedford TV interns who don't know much, if anything, about professional wrestling. Gus actually subverts this somewhat in picking up the basics well enough, and even puts in a great showing in his first "Pay-Per-Pre View" special (Battleground 2016), tying Ken and Nick for 1st place (Nick would ultimately win the "Time-breaker").
    • Once again subverted with special guest Prakharnote , who put up a good first PPV showing and has even dutifully taken up the noteworthy task of trying to achieve a "perfect" zero in PPV predictions from Nick, who had tried and came close to doing so throughout most of 2017.
    • Certainly subverted with Bedford TV intern Christoph, Ken's recently-announced protege, who was deeply invested in pro wrestling months prior to his debut on Episode #190 and put in a good showing, finishing in a third-place tie with Nick and fellow newcomer Evan at TLC 2017 with a solid 5 points.
  • Power Trio: Zack, Ken and Julian; collectively known as "The Stronghold."
  • Pun-Based Title: Named by and for the creator of the show, but Ken himself balked at the producers' ideas for more name-based segments, joking that "the last thing I need is an ego bigger than my stomach." Ken, for the most part, has relaxed on this front, such as his "Pro Wrestling 101" segment where he taps into his "Kencyclopedia" of wrestling knowledge to give tidbits on certain aspects of pro wrestling.
  • Put on a Bus: Zack after Episode 16.
    • The Bus Came Back: After Zack left after Episode 16, Ken announces that he and Zack had worked out their creative differences and welcomes him back onto the show at the end of Episode 23. And once again when Zack and Julian make their dramatic return in episode 99.
    • Commuting on a Bus: A downplayed example, as Zack and Julian have been gone for the entirety of Season 4, but Ken still makes shout outs to both of his former co-hosts when he can, including the mention of Julian's first in-ring action in TRPnote  since entering into wrestling school last year.
  • Race Against the Clock: On occasion, there will be a tie between two or more of the WK Krew when making predictions for a PPV; in case of such a situation, the winner comes down to whoever comes closest to picking the main event's actual match time without going over, ala The Price Is Right, dubbed the "Main Event Time-Breaker."
    • If everyone involved in the 'Time-Breaker' goes over, then it simply comes down to whomever came closest to the main event's match time.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech:
    • Often the focal point of the "Ken's Den" and "Zack Attack" segments, in which either man will call out a particular wrestling personality or performer. On rare occasions, they'll go outside the realm of professional wrestling to call someone out, such as when Ken called himself out on waffling between wanting to do regular sports broadcasting and wanting to announce for the WWE since his college graduation in 2012.
    • Ken went outside the box again in Episode 16, calling out Zack after he not only no-showed, but quit due to "creative differences" without Ken knowing until the last minute. Cue the most impassioned "Ken's Den to date, seen here.
    • In Episode #108, Ken delivers an absolutely BRUTAL 10+ minute criticism to WWE, not just for going backwards on their booking of Roman Reigns, but their outright lack of creative effort in building up the show, as well as having Stephanie McMahon essentially undercut the entire WrestleMania card just to promote her husband. It's to the point where, for the first time in 15 years, Ken questions whether he as a wrestling fan wants to see WrestleMania.
    • Ken pulled no punches during the HIAC prediction show when Jinder Mahal's match with Shinsuke Nakamura came up, delivering a 13-minute poison-tipped bullet point presentation, emphasis on bullet, on why the "experiment" of Mahal as WWE Champion has been an absolute, abject failure:
      • For starters, declining WWE subscription rates and TV ratings in India for the 3 months Mahal has been champion, the irony being that capitalizing on pro wrestling-related media in the Indian market was a big part of having Mahal AS the champion to begin with...note 
      • The fact that there are over 60 different language-based groups in the Southeast Asian region, and Mahal claiming that he represents all 1.3 billion citizens of India while he speaks only in Punjabi, which only roughly 30 million people, a mere 2.3% of the entire country, even speak...
      • Mahal garnering not even a remote shred of decent heel heat through his recent blatantly racist, low-brow promos towards Nakamura. While Ken attributes part of the blame to Road Dogg and other Smackdown writers for coming up with said jokes in the first place, he feels Mahal didn't exactly help himself either with his unenthusiastic deadpan delivery, a problem which Ken notes has been plaguing Mahal since he won the title...
      • Finally, Ken simply acknowledges the well-known fact that Mahal ISN'T wholly from India, but rather born in Calgary, Canada BY WAY of India, or as he more succinctly put it:
        Ken Hill: "He's CANADIAN! Canadian with Indian roots ripe for Vince and WWE to exploit, but he's as Canadian as a Hart Attack!"
  • Red Baron
    • Ken: "Your Kennection to the Wrestling World", "The Kencyclopedia of Pro Wrestling", "Mr. Kennection."
    • Zack: "The Madd Wolf", "The Zack Attack."
    • Julian: "Mr. J", "Soul of the Stronghold."
  • Robot Me: "The Almighty Printer," a.k.a. a seemingly sentient printer voice-synthesized by Greg, that NOBODY likes, particularly Zack, whose already short temper turns hair-trigger at the mere sight of it.
  • Second Place Is for Losers: The WK "Big 4 PPV" Championship is one big zig-zag of this trope; whoever comes in 2nd for predictions following the Royal Rumble, WrestleMania, SummerSlam, or Survivor Series wins the Big 4 championship, and, up until the next "Big 4" PPV, can cash the belt in for an opportunity to double up on points for any prediction at any PPV, including a "Lock of the Night" pick, meaning they can potentially win 4 points for a pick.
    • However, it can end up being played straight if the prediction comes up wrong, in which case the chooser loses a point. Risk or reward at its finest.
  • Shout-Out:
    • The name for the "What A Maneuver!" segment comes from one of a cacophony of catchphrases Vince McMahon used in his time as a ringside announcer.
    • Ken's wardrobe on-air consists mainly of a fedora and tourist-shirt combo; he credits Bray Wyatt for the fashion choice.
    • The intro video includes "Also Sprach Zarathustra", theme song of "The Nature Boy" Ric Flair, as well as a clip of Mick Foley and his historic drop off Hell in the Cell at the 1998 King of the Ring PPV.
  • Shown Their Work:
    • Ken puts in a lot of effort and research when it comes to highlighting a wrestler's career or talking about the history of a particular wrestling maneuver, and it shows in the details he provides in each segment, such as pre-WWE wrestling careers and origins of a wrestling move spanning back further than originally thought by many, such as the Camel Clutch being innovated by Gory Guerrero rather than the Iron Sheik (who more or less popularized it).
    • This is the reason Ken often lets Zack or his other friends type up a solemn, dutiful piece for their Facebook page, such as a wrestler recently passing away, as Ken would prefer it come from the heart rather than having to Wikipedia a wrestler's bio.
  • So Proud of You: Typically, Ken is often reluctant to hand over the "King of PPV" championship after being bested, but when Zack finally won it at WrestleMania 32 despite losing out on his "Big 4"-boosted pick, the host couldn't have been happier to award it to his long-time friend and co-host.
  • Straight Man and Wise Guy: This is often the dichotomy, with Ken being the Straight Man to Zack's zany, hardcore wrestling Wise Guy tendencies. Justified since Ken admits to having seen the highs and lows of 15 years' worth of pro wrestling and tends to look at it with a more critical, less fanatical eye, whereas Zack is fully intent on actually becoming a professional wrestler and making it to the WWE, and doesn't hesitate to go into what Ken calls "promo mode" when calling out someone. Both men admit that it creates a great chemistry for the show.
  • Taking A Third Option: Following the controversy at Roadblock: End of the Linenote , Ken decided that since neither person was qualified to win the King of PPV championship and that there was no one else to contend for it (Ken himself and Greg had tied for third, out of the running for the title), he would vacate it until the next PPV, that being the 2017 Royal Rumble.
  • Ur-Example: The first show in Bedford TV's broadcast history to air over 100 episodes, leading to an award honoring the show for hitting the century mark, aptly named the "Centennial Club."
  • Verbal Tic: Ken has a noticeable nervous stutter. He admits this is partly because he tries to improv his lines rather than rehearse as he feels they would come out more stilted; the other reason being, in his words, "seven years behind the camera does nothing to prepare for 30 minutes in front of it."
  • We Hardly Knew Ye: Zack's (then) girlfriend Ashleigh Gagnon, who was only on for a couple episodes, mostly to appeal to the female demographic of wrestling fans. After she disappeared, Ken started talking more about the WWE/NXT women anyway to cover for the lack of coverage concerning women's wrestling. "Miss Julie" Antriasian would later take part in the show, bolstering discussion about not only the Divas, but the portrayal of women in wrestling overall.
  • Wham Episode: Episode #190 (Season 4), with the shocking announcement that Ken has decided to take on a protege in Bedford TV intern Christoph, someone whom, as Ken discovered, shares the same passionate spark for professional wrestling as he does and wants to share with Christoph everything he knows about the ins and outs of pro wrestling and running "The Wrestling Kennection" before ultimately having to step away.]]
    • Episode #100 (Season 2) served not only as a landmark episode for the show, but also for Bedford TV as a whole, since "The Wrestling Kennection" became the first show in the TV studio's broadcast history to air 100 episodes.
    • Episode #133 (Season 3), with Greg surprising Ken and Zack with the announcement that "The Wrestling Kennection" had won the 2016 ACM-NE (Alliance for Community Media - Northeast Region) award for Best Professional Talk Show.
  • What Were You Thinking?:
    • Comparing a female Superstar to a pornstar...on live television. Not one of Zack's better moments.
    • This is essentially Ken's reaction to anything that WWE's Creative staff comes up with that he finds to be short-sighted or just outright ridiculous/insane.
    • Ken was (almost) stunned silent at the shocking release of Darren Young, not so much on the "creative has nothing for you" end, but that Young's release came on the heels of the recent Ultimate Warrior controversy.note  Ken noted that if WWE was truly trying to whitewash Warrior's past grievances with homosexuals and blacks, then releasing their only openly gay, black superstar was NOT the brightest move to make, "lack of creative direction" reasoning notwithstanding.
  • Worf Had the Flu: A big part of Zack winning his first "King of PPV" championship was that despite losing on his "Big 4" cash-in (i.e. he lost a point), he earned 6 out of a possible 15 points, which was still better than either of the usual top contenders in Brian or Ken, both of whom only managed 4 points.
  • Wrestling Family: A very loose example, but the cousin of Ken's great uncle was none other than the legendary Depression-era wrestler "The Golden Greek" Jim Londos.
  • You Are Better Than You Think You Are:
    • Part of Ken's segment "Ken's Den", aside from "The Reason You Suck" Speech(es), is also pointing out how wrestlers like Kane and Cody Rhodes had proven to function well on their own, rather than be bogged down in mediocre tag teams or factions, to the point of being contenders for a World Title. Considering that Kane had donned the mask again and single-handedly decimated Daniel Bryan after WM 30, and Cody's growing frustrations with his tag team losses eventually (after a refit as "Stardust") lead to he and Goldust splitting up, Ken may be on to something...
    • He also says this about Rob Van Dam, whom Ken felt at the time of his latest return (circa 2014) had gotten complacent with his part-time schedule and should at least put some attitude into his matches and promos, like RVD circa 2006 when he won the WWE Championship.
    • To a degree, all of the WK Krew feels this way about Roman Reigns, who they think should either come off-the-cuff more with his promos rather than use lines spoon-fed by Vince McMahon, or simply go back to being the "silent assassin" that made him a standout member of the Shield to begin with, shades of which was seen at TLC 2015 before WWE's writers apparently suffered a creative Snap Back.

"And remember...Be Kennected, Get Kennected, and STAY KENNECTED!"


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