Brian Kendrick Apologizes For Decade-Old Racist, Conspiratorial Comments

Ex-WWE star claims comments that nixed AEW debut were "not my beliefs."

Brian Kendrick

After being pulled from his AEW debut less than 90 minutes before Dynamite began on Wednesday night, Brian Kendrick issued an apology for several racist and conspiratorial comments he made several years ago.

Kendrick, released from WWE at his request on Tuesday, was set to debut in AEW against Jon Moxley, but video of the controversial interview surfaced, along with transcripts of another in which he spread conspiracies about the Holocaust, 9/11, Sandy Hook Elementary, Jewish people and various other topics. AEW president Tony Khan removed Kendrick from his scheduled match against Jon Moxley and replaced him with Wheeler Yuta.

About an hour into Dynamite, Kendrick took to Twitter to issue the following two-tweet apology:


It's unclear whether this apology will help salvage Kendrick's suddenly flagging career. The comments were not widely reported previously but gathered steam quickly, and being part of willingly given interviews, it's hard to say they were taken out of context or -- as he tried to say -- never were his beliefs.


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