brian kendrick

Brian Kendrick parted ways with WWE earlier this year, but it was recently reported that the former WWE star returned to the company to work backstage as a producer at Survivor Series on Saturday night.

Kendrick helped produce the Ronda Rousey vs. Shotzi match and Dave Meltzer explained on Wrestling Observer Radio that Kendrick was brought back because Ronda asked for him to be brought in.

What happened was, Ronda Rousey — Brian Kendrick was Ronda Rousey’s original wrestling trainer. And she suggested, she asked for him to be brought in for her match with Shotzi. So he was in on Saturday. And it was not a hire. You could say it was a tryout, I wouldn’t say it wasn’t a tryout, but it really wasn’t like a normal tryout. It was more Ronda Rousey asked for him to help produce. Jason Jordan also produced it, but she asked for Brian to be brought in, so they brought him in.”

Meltzer also added that as of right now Brian Kendrick has not been hired by WWE, but that could change. Stay tuned for more updates as they become available.