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Kenny King

Kenny King

Nationality :American
Date Of Birth :July 22, 1981
Height :6 feet 0 inches
Weight :100 kg

Kenny King: A Brief Biography

Kenny Layne, better known by his ring as Kenny King, is an American professional wrestler. He is now signed to Ring of Honor (ROH), where he is a two-time ROH World Television Champion and a former ROH World Tag Team Champion. He competed in the second season of WWF Tough Enough. He is also well-known for his tenure in Total Nonstop Action Wrestling (TNA), where he held the X Division title twice.

Birth Place, Family, Early Life

Kenny King will be 40 years old in 2021, having been born on July 22, 1981, in Queens, New York, USA. Every year on July 22, he celebrates his birthday, and his zodiac sign is Cancer.

Kenny King studied at Florida State University before transferring to the University of South Florida. He then enrolled at UNLV, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. He played football as a strong safety in college while attending institutions.

Kenny King was born in Queens to Jamaican parents and raised in Florida. Our efforts to learn more about his family were futile because no such information is publicly available. As a result, Kenny’s parents’ identities remain unknown. It is also unknown whether he has any siblings. When this information becomes available, we will update this area.

How much does Kenny King Earn? Net Worth

Kenny King’s net worth is expected to be $1.9 million in 2023. This includes his property, money, and earnings. His main source of income comes from his work as a professional wrestler, actor, dancer, and television personality. King has amassed wealth through his multiple sources of income, yet he likes to live a humble lifestyle.

Titles

  • Full Impact Pro
    • FIP Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Jason Blade 
  • Future Stars of Wrestling
    • FSW Elite Championship (1 time) 
    • FSW Tag Team Championships (1 time) – with Shogun Jones
  • Pro Wrestling Illustrated
    • Ranked No. 36 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2013
  • Ring of Honor
    • ROH World Television Championship (2 times) 
    • ROH World Tag Team Championship (3 times) – with Rhett Titus (1) and Dragon Lee (2) 
    • Honor Rumble (2019)[69]
  • Ultimate Wrestling Federation
    • UWF Vegas Heavyweight Championship (1 time) 
  • Total Nonstop Action Wrestling
    • TNA X Division Championship (2 times) 
    • TNA World Cup of Wrestling (2013) – with Christopher Daniels, James Storm, Kazarian, and Mickie James

Height of Kenny King, Weight, and Body Stats

The Wrestler has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 6 feet 0 inches and weighs around 100 kg.

Kenny King also has an athletic body type. He has a well-kept figure, but measures such as biceps size, hip size, waist size, shoe size, and so on are currently unavailable. His eyes are black, and his hair is black. He has a healthy and well-balanced physique.

All-time Career of Kenny King

After spotting an advertisement in 2002, Layne tried out for the second season of the World Wrestling Federation’s reality television show WWE Tough Enough. He was trained on the show by Al Snow, Bob Holly, Chavo Guerrero, Jr., and Ivory. Layne was one of the season’s four finalists, which were won by Jackie Gayda and Linda Miles.

Following Tough Enough, Layne continued wrestling on the independent circuit. At the Las Vegas Wrestling Academy, he trained with Nick Bockwinkel, Gary “Rush” Mills, and Scott Casey. In addition to wrestling under his name, he also used the ring names “Tough Enough Kenny” and “Kenny King” on occasion. On April 25, 2003, Layne made his debut with Ultimate Pro Wrestling in Anaheim, California. He won a “reality television match” against former The Real World cast member (and future Tough Enough contender) Mike Mizanin. King worked for Revolution Pro Wrestling in Industry, California, between mid-2003 and early 2004. Between 2003 and 2005, he worked as “The Natural” Kenny King for the Alternative Wrestling Show company in California.

Ring of Honor Return (2015-2021)

On September 18, 2015, at ROH All-Star Extravaganza VII, King teamed up with Rhett Titus as The All-Night Express, beating The Briscoes (Jay Briscoe & Mark Briscoe) in a tag match. King wrestled for Preston City Wrestling during ROH’s UK tour, commencing on November 27 at PCW/ROH SuperShow Of Honor #2 – Show 1, losing to Sha Samuels. On November 28, King competed in a six-man match won by Roderick Strong at the second SuperShow. Later in the show, he wrestled and lost a singles match to El Ligero. On the fourth and final show, King broke his losing streak by defeating Cedric Alexander on November 29.

Following his tour with Preston City Wrestling in the United Kingdom, King returned to the United States with ROH for its December 5 show at ROH Road To Final Battle 2015, where he was beaten by Adam Cole. His first title defense since his return occurred on December 18, 2015, at ROH Final Battle 2015, when he and Rhett Titus won a Three Way match for the ROH World Tag Team Championship.

On January 9, 2016, Kenny King and Titus were given a title shot match against the tag team champions War Machine (Hanson & Ray Rowe), but they were disqualified and did not win the championships. Despite fighting previous qualifying tag team matches to earn tag team contenders, King and Titus were frequently eliminated throughout the early stages. Before the end of 2016, King joined a new band named Rebellion, which included Rhett Titus, Caprice Coleman, and Shane Taylor.

It was reported on December 11 that King Flamita, Bandido, and EC3 were slated to appear at Final Battle before withdrawing due to testing positive for COVID-19.

Personal Life

Kenny King is presently dating London Ferris, a well-known hairstylist, make-up artist, and model. They met before King joined “Bachelor in Paradise” and reconnected after King departed the show. They have been in a relationship since then.

Mackenzie Layne is King’s lovely daughter. Mackenzie, who is currently 13 years old, is the reason Kenny departed the show early. He had a second chance at televised love on “Bachelor in Paradise,” but he left early because he couldn’t stomach missing his daughter’s recital.