For those who knew that Brian Kendrick was supposed to have been facing Jon Moxley at the opening of Dynamite last night, and weren’t aware of what had occurred behind the scenes over the course of yesterday afternoon, it was certainly a shock to see Wheeler Yuta emerge from the back as Mox’s opponent.
For those that had followed the story and the developments over the course of the day, it wasn’t that much of a surprise, as Kendrick was pulled from the show because of previous comments he made years ago regarding the Holocaust, mass shootings and a plethora of other conspiracy theories he had in the past regarding the government.
It is strange that these comments came to light now, when this epic opportunity was upon him, but that is the state of affairs as they now stand. Tony Khan made the following statement:
“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.”via Tony Khan on Twitter
Kendrick has always been a conspiracy theorist and is an intellect. He was also featured with WWE’s Xavier Woods, Kofi Kingston and Big-E on the WWE YouTube channel in the past speaking about the Mandela conspiracy as well.
His views that have now come to light were of course inappropriate, as most conspiracy theories are these days and he realizes that, as per statements he made since being pulled from the match last night, as TMZ reports. He made the following comments regarding his past comments:
“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.”via Brian Kendrick /TMZ
He has also had views on the death of Michael Jackson – that it was staged by Jackson himself, the Sandy Hook mass shootings, and the death of Osama Bin Laden. No news as to if AEW will consider booking Kendrick down the line or offering him a contract as of this writing.
Ember Moon to face Thunder Rosa
It was a mere few weeks ago when Thunder Rosa expressed interest in facing a plethora of WWE’s released stars…Ember Moon being one of the names she mentioned.
Who says dreams do not come true? That wish is now being granted for Rosa, it would clearly seem.
Moon will now be wrestling under the name Athena. The bout is being put on by Warrior Wrestling and Thunder Rosa is the current champ. The bout will be for that championship. The event is the Warrior Wrestling 19 event, to be held at Cicero Stadium near Chicago on February 12th—a Saturday.
Palmer has been busy during her no-compete clause after her November 4th release from the company. Apparently she also helped get Ronda Rousey back into ring shape for her return to The Royal Rumble this past Saturday and at Athena’s very own school, The Wrestling Dojo.
It will be interesting to see if she signs with AEW down the line. This upcoming bout with Rosa is a promising step for sure, and seeing her in the AEW Women’s Division would be special indeed. That is definitely a platform she can not only shine on, but certainly dominate in no time.