Eric Bischoff has talked about Brian Kendrick, saying that the former TNA X-Division Champion goes a step further than just marching to his own beat.
Bischoff was discussing TNA’s Sacrifice pay-per-view from May 2011 on his 83 Weeks podcast with co-host Conrad Thompson. That event saw Sting defeat Rob Van Dam to retain his TNA World Title in the main event.
Also on that show was an interview with Brian Kendrick where he talked about reclaiming the X Division in TNA, saying it had been taken over by the ‘good old boys’ that ran the promotion. Kendrick then defeated Robbie E – better known today as Robert Stone – in a little less than seven minutes.
Bischoff acknowledged that the X Division in TNA at the time didn’t mean much and then gave his thoughts on working with the one-of-a-kind Kendrick.
“Now let’s talk about [Brian] Kendrick; cool as f*ck, weird, but I say weird in a loving way. He was very very- let’s use the word unique, he was unique; not weird, unique. And I dug it, but he was really unique all the time, which is probably why he never really found a way to fit in.”
“You talk about people ‘oh man, he marches to the beat of his own drummer’, and that’s kind of like a compliment in a way, you know that reflects the perception that somebody is very independent-minded – which I think is a great quality to have, and then you have people who are just REALLLY marching to the beat of their own drummer, not only their own drummer but they’ve got a whole freaking orchestra going on in their head – that’s Brian Kendrick, and I think it’s cool as sh*t. But he was weird, and he’s fun, is fun, was fun to watch in the ring.”
Brian Kendrick competed for TNA from 2010 to 2012 after a brief stay in 2004 under his other ring name, Spanky. Kendrick is probably best known for his time in WWE where he held tag team gold with partner, Paul London.
Eric Bischoff also discussed the degree to which Hulk Hogan’s body had broken down to before the Hulkster had several back surgeries after a career in the ring.