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How rich is WWE’s Brian Kendrick?

Name: Brian David Kendrick

Born: May 29, 1979

Occupation: Professional wrestler

Brian Kendrick, fair use
Brian Kendrick, fair use

Brian Kendrick was born on May 29, 1979 in Fairfax, Virginia. He is the son of Barbara Kendrick and has two siblings: Neal and Shannon.

Moving to Olympia, Washington at a young age, he attended North Thurston High School. His goal throughout his teenage years was to always attend wrestling school. In order to pay for it, he worked as a dishwasher in a pizza parlor throughout his senior year.

Since 2008, Brian has been married to Taylor Matheny, who was a finalist on the hit reality competition series “Tough Enough.” The couple presently reside in Venice, California.

At the age of 20, he moved to Texas, where he started to train at the NWA Southwest wrestling school. He would later join the Shawn Michaels Wrestling Academy, and his career started from there. Brian, using the ring name Spanky, would perform for a number of independent promotions, including Memphis Championship Wrestling, Ring of Honor and Total Nonstop Action (TNA).

In 2002, Brian signed a contract with World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE). Brian made his debut in January 2003 on “Velocity.” He made his SmackDown! debut as a telegram deliverer, and then competed in a series of events in order to earn a WWE contract. Brian would become a regular fixture of WWE programming and entered into a feud with a young John Cena. He then formed a tag team with Paul London, but left the company shortly afterward. He returned in 2005 and reformed a tag team with Paul and would win the WWE Tag Team Championships. They eventually split up and Brian became The Brian Kendrick. He left in 2008.

From 2009 to 2016, Brian performed on the independent scene and competed for TNA, New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW), Family Wrestling Entertainment, Dragon Gate USA and others.

In 2014, Brian made his third return to the WWE, but acted in a training role. Two years later, he returned to the ring in order to compete in the company’s cruiserweight division. Brian would win the WWE Cruiserweight Championship before losing it to Rich Swann.

Outside of wrestling, Brian was a contestant on “The Price is Right” and appeared on the hit reality television series “Total Divas,” where he was shown training Eva Marie.

We estimate that Brian Kendrick’s net worth is $4 million (2016).

So how much is $4 million really?

$4 million can launch your own professional wrestling promotion. $4 million can also pay for the contracts of the entire WWE cruiserweight division, and a couple of other wrestlers.


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