Prior to tonight’s episode of AEW Dynamite, Tony Khan took to Twitter and announced that the upcoming debut of Brian Kendrick would not be taking place as advertised. This was due to a resurfacing of some comments that Kendrick made about a decade ago.

The statement is as follows:

We’ve been made aware of abhorrent & offensive comments made in the past by Brian Kendrick. There’s no room in AEW for the views expressed by Brian. We think it’s best for all that Brian be pulled from tonight’s card as we gather more info. We’ll announce a replacement bout ASAP.

The video is from 2011 and features Kendrick discussin conspiracy theories involving Jewish families The Rockefellers and the Rothschilds. In the video, he suggests that “the thirteen families”, including the Rothschilds and Rockefellers, keep “interbreeding.” He also said there was a connection between Zionists and the Illuminati over “the end of the world”, and suggested that “Jewish medics” were flown to Haiti minutes after the 2010 earthquake in order to scoop up body parts and take eyeballs. Kendrick also notes he attended a lecture by David Icke, a noted British conspiracy theorist who has promoted antisemitic conspiracy theories.

You can see the video below:

Kendrick responded to the resurfacing of these videos with the following statement:

“I apologize for all the hurt and embarassment I have caused with my words. These are not my beliefs and never were beliefs of mine, and I crossed the line. I spread the most vile comments without thinking of the damage it would cause. I will live with this regret for the rest of my life. I am truly sorry for the pain I have caused.”

[h/t to Wrestling Inc. for portions of this story]

We will continue to monitor this story and provide any updates as they become available to us.


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