Brian Kendrick Bio

Brian Kendrick attended North Thurston High School in Lacey, Washington. During his senior year he got a job washing dishes at a pizza joint to save up money to attend wrestling school. He began training at the NWA Southwest wrestling school and later attended the Shawn Michael's Wrestling Academy.

In February 2000, Kendrick signed a developmental deal with the WWF, spending a year in the company's farm territory MCW, but then when the promotion ended Kendrick was released from his contract. Kendrick continued wrestling for MCW winning many titles while there.

In February of 2002 Kendrick wrestled on the premier show of Ring of Honor which gained him a contract with ROH. He also wrestled for Heartland Wrestling Association and then went to Japan to wrestle under the name Leonardo Spanky, a name given because of his resemblance to actor Leonardo DiCaprio. Spanky was a nickname he already carried for years.

In late 2002 Brian Kendrick signed a contract with the WWE. He made his WWE debut on the January 9, 2003 edition of Velocity under the gimmick of a mascot representing the local sports team of the town in which he was competing. He continued wearing masks for several weeks, each time competing under a different identity. His first major storyline within WWE came on the May 1, 2003 edition of Smackdown. He reverted to his former "Spanky" ring name after he interrupted a promo by John Cena. The two feuded over their similar hip hop gimmicks, until May 22 when Cena defeated Kendrick in a match.

On October 30, Kendrick began teaming with Paul London until January 13, 2004 when Kendrick left WWE to return to ZERO1. After leaving WWE, Kendrick wrestled in different independent promotions. He returned to ZERO1 as "Spanky" and was quickly pushed to capture the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championship. In 2004 Kendrick briefly wrestled for TNA and then went back and wrestled for ROH.

In July of 2005 Brian Kendrick announced that he would be returning to the WWE. He made his return during a live event on August 22, 2005, losing in a Fatal Four Way Match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. He then reformed a tag team with his former partner Paul London on the September 30 edition of Velocity. On December 16, the pair remade their image, wearing theatrical masks to the ring with matching vest and shorts.

Kendrick and London won the WWE Tag Team Titles at Judgment Day from MNM. On October 14, London and Kendrick became the longest reigning WWE Tag Team Champions of all time, surpassing MNM's previous record of 145 days. On the April 20 edition of Smackdown Paul London and Brian Kendrick would lose their tag team titles to Deuce and Domino, ending their reign at 331 days.

London and Kendrick were drafted to Raw on June 17 2007 and started feuding with Lance Cade and Trevor Murdoch. In late 2007 London got hurt and Kendrick was mostly used as a jobber on Raw until London came back in February of 2008.

In the 2008 WWE draft Kendrick was drafted to Smackdown and made his debut on July 18, 2008. He had a new associate named Ezekiel who would escort him to the ring. He also had new ring attire and a whole new attitude. Brian Kendrick was now a heel and beat Jimmy Wang Yang in that returning match.

On the August 22 edition of SmackDown Kendrick won a 10 man battle royal to qualify for the WWE Championship Scramble match at Unforgiven. At Unforgiven Kendrick was unsuccessful though as Triple H retained the WWE Championship. On the September 12, 2008 edition of Smackdown Brian Kendrick had another opportunity at the WWE championship as he battled in a four way fatal match against Jeff Hardy, MVP and Shelton Benjamin. The winner would earn the right to face Triple H at No Mercy. Kendrick was unsuccessful though as Hardy won the match.

Kendrick then began sometimes participating in tag team matches with his bodyguard Ezekiel. On the November 21, 2008 edition of Smackdown Kendrick and Ezekiel were able to beat the tag team champions, Carlito and Primo Colon in a non-title match. This led to a feud between the two sides. The feud with the Colon's soon died out as the WWE went more with a Collin's Vs Miz and Morrison rivalry.

On April 15, 2009, Kendrick was drafted back to the Raw brand as part of the 2009 Supplemental Draft, while Jackson was drafted to the ECW brand. His first match on Raw after being drafted came on the April 27 episode, when he lost to Kofi Kingston. He won his first match on Raw after defeating Carlito on the May 11 episode before declaring his intention to win the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship. The following week, he teamed with Goldust in a losing effort against The Colons. After the match, Goldust and Hornswoggle beat up Kendrick, as he criticized Goldust the entire match. The following week on the May 25 edition of Raw Kendrick went on to team with Festus in a losing effort against Goldust and Hornswoggle.

On July 31 2009, Kendrick was released from his WWE contract.

Brian Kendrick facts:

Birth name: Brian David Kendrick

Birth date: May 29, 1979

Height: 5 ft 8 in

Weight: 175 lbs
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