Brian Kendrick Pulled From AEW Dynamite After "Offensive Comments" Resurface

A WWE release and scrapped AEW debut within two days

Brian Kendrick was pulled from AEW Dynamite on Wednesday ahead of his scheduled debut after offensive remarks the former WWE Cruiserweight Champion had made resurfaced. 

Within videos from 2011 and 2013, Kendrick stated the Holocaust was overblown to justify the creation of Israel, claiming only 250,000 Jews were murdered. He also claimed the gas chambers in Nazi concentration camps were for delousing and the Oklahoma City bombing was a false flag operation organised by the US Government. 

Kendrick also stated the world is controlled by the Illuminati and he argued the moon could be a hollow space station for aliens. 

After Kendrick's comments resurfaced, AEW President Tony Khan announced the former WWE Producer's Dynamite match against Jon Moxley had been scrapped. The former AEW World Champion faced Wheeler Yuta on the Wednesday night show instead. 

"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," Khan tweeted.

Kendrick later apologised and claimed his comments were never his beliefs.

"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," he wrote.

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