As we draw closer to WWE’s much anticipated “Cruiserweight Classic” we here at RealSport are taking a look at some of the competitors that WWE have handpicked from around the world.
Today the man in the spotlight is The Brian Kendrick.
Where He Wrestles
Where hasn’t he wrestled would be a better question to ask. Kendrick has been everywhere including New Japan, TNA, and ROH, not to mention three stints with the WWE throughout the years. He has the experience, he is a multi-time champion across many organisations, and although his biggest title wins have been as a tag team, he knows how to go the distance. He has recently been training wrestlers at the WWE performance centre, showing his ability to not only wrestle but teach too. He has been in the ring with some of the WWEs biggest stars, and this is his chance to show the world, that he isn’t done yet.
Kendrick is a small guy, and he is usually the smallest guy in the ring. Even though this is a cruiserweight tournament, he is likely to still be undersized. With that being said, he uses this to his advantage with a very quick and technical offense. He can hang with the best of them big or small, due to his ability to out run and out fox his opponents. He uses his speed to keep his opponents off balance and his technique to punish them when they can’t keep up.
Kendrick isn’t the only WWE veteran in this tournament, with Tajiri competing too, however he is the one with the most to prove. His success in WWE was mainly as a tag team wrestler, with people questioning his ability as a singles competitor. With this in mind, Kendrick knows he has to start quick out of the blocks in his first round match up. His veteran experience should see him through, however it won’t be easy. The Brian Kendrick wants one last shot at the big time, but there are 31 other guys ready to try to stop him. Kendrick is truly the dark horse of the competition with all the ability to win the whole thing. While he should go deep in the tournament, don’t expect him to taste glory, but do expect him to put on a show.