Everyone does it at some point. Wrestlers are a weird brand of athletes as they have a tendency to last longer in the ring than most others do in any other sport. That is one of the more unique aspects of wrestling as wrestlers have a bit more control over what happens in their matches. Eventually everyone retires at some point though, and now a former champion has done so.
The cruiserweights have had an interesting history in WWE, as there are only so many places for them to go. Being called a cruiserweight has a certain stigma to it and the regular cruiserweight show is about as low as you can get on the WWE totem pole. However, there are a few names who have had a rather long career, but one of them is now ending.
This is kind of big news. Check out a retirement announcement:
In a new video posted to the WWEPC YouTube account, former Cruiserweight and Tag Team Champion Brian Kendrick has retired from in-ring competition. Kendrick is now working as a producer on the SmackDown brand. His most recent in-ring run came on 205 Live, with his last match taking place on October 28, 2020. Kendrick wrestled several stints with WWE, as well as in Ring of Honor and Impact Wrestling, among other promotions.
Opinion: This is not the biggest surprise as Kendrick is someone who seems to have quite the knowledge of wrestling. He is someone you would want working behind the scenes of your show to add in everything that he has seen and learned over the years. Kendrick is quite the talent and it would make a lot of sense to have him in this kind of role, as he is kind of made for it.
Thomas Hall has been a wrestling fan for over thirty years and has seen over 50,000 wrestling matches. He has also been a wrestling reviewer since 2009 with over 5,000 full shows covered. You can find his work at kbwrestlingreviews.com, or check out his- Amazon author page with 30 wrestling books.
Keep up with the LATEST WRESTLING RUMORS! Click here to sign up for the exclusive Wrestling Rumors daily newsletter, delivered right to your inbox.