Controversial Former WWE Star Comments On Training Bad Bunny

Controversial Former WWE Star Comments On Training Bad Bunny WWE

Former WWE Cruiserweight Champion Brian Kendrick has commented on his role in training Bad Bunny.

In a bout which many fans considered the highlight of Backlash 2023, the Puerto Rican rapper defeated Damian Priest in a street fight.

Following initial reports that Brian Kendrick had produced the match, it was later clarified that Kendrick had actually helped Bad Bunny prepare for the bout with in-ring training.

Speaking on Sportskeeda’s WrestleBinge podcast, Kendrick explained how his relationship with the celebrity came to be:

“So the way I got involved (initially) was when he had his tag match, WrestleMania in Tampa. When he was doing the Grammys out in L.A., I had access to a ring.

“He wanted to continue to train, he had already been training in Orlando with Drew Gulak and Adam Pearce and I know there’s some luchadors that helped him out as well.

“I don’t remember who but I know he’d been down there training and then I just met him when he came out for the Grammys and we clicked, at least what I thought the training should be.

“I think he liked what I thought the training should be and that was it. That’s how I got brought back, I think through his and Damian Priest’s assistance because we had a nice working relationship, and so far, I think he was very comfortable working with me and trusted that I would make sure he didn’t get hurt.”

Noting that he always intended to work on Bad Bunny’s striking, Kendrick said:

“Dude, I’ll tell ya, the stuff that I wanted to work on, like punches because you’re gonna be throwing punches. You’re not gonna be doing arm drags. Let’s see some punches.

“Man, I think he throws some pretty good punches and there’s a lot of wrestlers who can’t throw a punch.

“They won’t throw ‘em in a match because they can’t throw ‘em good and I think Bunny throws a punch that you can feel his intent behind it and that’s what matters.

“Not the precision but the intent and I think you can feel it. His timing, his camera awareness. I think he was a natural, a natural showman.”

Another former WWE star has praised Bad Bunny’s in-ring performances, which you can read more about right here.

Transcription via POST Wrestling

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4 months ago by Sanchez Taylor


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