Wrestlingdotcom has learned more on the reason the WWE released of Brian Kendrick on July 30. Kendrick, who is 30, was warned numerous times that the company would not tolerate his failed drug tests for marijuana, which is a $1,000 fine. Kendrick was one of two talent who had their pushes stopped become of drug issues. It is still believed Kendrick was released because of the failing drug tests. However, other reports are indicating that he was told by John Laurinaitis that his release was strictly financial. Those who heard the reason Kendrick was given for his release found it to be a surprise and a lame excuse. Pat Patterson reportedly spoke up for Kendrick in the past when talks of releasing had come up when he continued to test positive for marijuana use.
The following press release was issued on August 5 from New Japan Pro Wrestling regarding the recent IWGP Tag Team Title change on IMPACT with the British Invasion defeating Team 3D.
New Japan Pro Wrestling has issued a press release saying that the company will not recognize the IWGP Tag Team Title change on TNA Impact last week with The British Invasion defeating Team 3D.
“New Japan today issued a press release to formally invalidate Team 3D’s IWGP Tag Team Title defense against the British Invasion tandem of Doug Williams & Brutus Magnus. They lost the belts in a recent “defense” that New Japan show no acknowledgment of, a vintage tactic of American pro wrestling groups lacking on the moral side going back many years. Team 3D are still the IWGP Tag Team Champions and their next defense will be one -recognized- by the parent company of the belts, New Japan Pro-Wrestling.”
There has been no response from TNA Wrestling at the present time.