Brian David Kendrick was born on May 29, 1979 in Fairfax, Virginia. While in high school, he worked as a dishwasher in a pizza place to save money to attend wrestling school. In 1999, he flew to Texas to train at the NWA Southwest wrestling school and later attended the Shawn Michaels Wrestling Academy.
Kendrick made his debut as a professional wrestler on October 1999, in a match with American Dragon. Soon thereafter he was signed with WWF and spent a year in the company's Memphis Championship Wrestling, where he further trained. He was then released from his contract and wrestled in the premiere show of Ring of Honor, where he competed in promotions such as Heartland Wrestling Association and All Pro Wrestling.
In 2002, Kendrick signed a contract with the World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) and debuted in the January 2003 edition of Velocity. While there, he competed under different identities until he went up against John Cena, who eventually defeated him. He then left WWE to fulfill more independent promotions, promising that he would be back after completing them. He returned to ZERO1 and immediately immersed himself in the NWA International Lightweight Tag Team Championship. He also won the ZERO1-MAX United States Openweight Championship.
Returning to WWE, Kendrick was defeated in the Fatal Four Way Match for the WWE Cruiserweight Championship. He later participated in the non-title match against WWE Tag Team Champions MNM in February 2006's Smackdown! In mid 2007, he was drafted to the Raw brand with London. The two then won their debut match against The World's Greatest Tag Team.
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