WWE News: Brian Kendrick opens up about being released by the WWE
Former WWE Tag team Champion Brian Kendrick made a return to in-ring competition in the global CruiserWeight Classic. Wrestlinginc.com reports that he was recently interviewed by WWE to promote the novel tournament. When asked about his release from WWE and his eventual return, Kendrick replied :
"When I had the world in my hands, I let it slip through my fingers because I was busy patting myself on the back. I was released because I was an animal, and deservedly released. To have a second chance, it gives me a new lease on life because without wrestling, I'm just living. I've been wrestling since 1999 consistently, and it's all leading up to this moment right now. If I fall short, then I guess that's my life, falling short."
Kendrick was released in 2009 after repeatedly testing positive for marijuana, according to reports.
Apart from WWE, Brian Kendrick has also in TNA, ROH, NJPW and is a former TNA X Division Champion. Along with Paul London, Kendrick has won the Tag team Championship in several wrestling promotions. They were named the ‘Tag Team of the Year’ in 2007 by Pro Wrestling Illustrated.
Kendrick worked as a trainer in the WWE Performance Center. He helped to train Eva Marie and Tough Enough Season 6 contestants Mada Abdelhamid and Daria Berenato. Prior to CWC, he had two matches in NXT with Solomon Crowe and Finn Balor.