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Ronda Rousey Reportedly Requested Brian Kendrick for WWE Survivor Series

November 29, 2022 | Posted by Jeffrey Harris
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As previously reported, former WWE Superstar Brian Kendrick was backstage at WWE Survivor Series over the weekend and helped produce the WWE SmackDown Women’s Championship match featuring Ronda Rousey defending her title against Shotzi. Kendrick helped Jason Jordan produce the match. Dave Meltzer provided more details on Kendrick working the event on today’s edition of Wrestling Observer Radio.

According to Meltzer, Kendrick was one of Rousey’s original pro wrestling trainers, and she requested that Kendrick be brought in to produce the match on Saturday. Meltzer added that Kendrick’s work for the show was not an official hire by WWE.

PWInsider reported that Kendrick was doing a producer tryout. Meltzer noted that while it could be considered a tryout, it wasn’t a normal one, since it was more a case of Rousey wanting Kendrick to come in to produce the matchup.

Ronda Rousey beat Shotzi via submission in just over seven minutes for the title match.