As seen above, Brian Kendrick is featured in the latest sitdown interview with Michael Cole. Below are highlights from the interview with the new #1 contender to RAW Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins:

* Cole asks if Kendrick sometimes has to pinch himself when he thinks about where his career is now. Kendrick says there's no such thing at physical reality anyway, everything is a dream and outside of the mind. Cole says Kendrick hasn't changed at all

* Cole reveals that he and Kendrick used to travel together. He says they could tell some stories that they probably shouldn't. Cole has always respected Kendrick's love for sports entertainment, talking about how he paid his way through wrestling school and went on to win the WWE Tag Team Titles. Kendrick says he does reminisce on that period and coming back recently has brought back a lot of good memories. Kendrick doesn't want to dwell on what could've been because he's grateful for the mistakes he's made as it made him who he is now. Those times were good but he's predicting more good times ahead

* Cole brings up previous rumors of Kendrick working as a coach at the WWE Performance Center. Kendrick says he was approached because of how he ran his own school and the relationship he had with William Regal. Canyon Cemen reached out to Kendrick and liked the way he trained. Kendrick says as much as that is a dream job, he kept repeating that he's a wrestler. He's not sure if officials believed in him but he believed in himself. Kendrick says he wouldn't be satisfied as a coach because he needs to wrestle

* Regarding the WWE Cruiserweight Classic this summer, Kendrick says the moment with Daniel Bryan after his loss to Kota Ibushi was beautiful but bittersweet because at that time he thought that may have been his last chance in WWE. Kendrick says he's happy with how things turned out. He praises the company and says he always kept striving for a WWE return because this is where he likes to perform his art

* Cole brings up Sunday's Clash of Champions match against RAW Cruiserweight Champion TJ Perkins. Kendrick changes his tone and is tired of hearing about Perkins' "Cinderella Story" and how he was homeless. Kendrick says half the guys backstage were also homeless. He says Perkins hasn't sacrificed any more than he has. Kendrick says he's also been doing this for 18 years and he's been around the world as well. Kendrick says Perkins' name leaves a bad taste in his mouth and disgusts him. Kendrick says the only name they will be talking about after Clash of Champions is Brian Kendrick and everyone will be singing the praises of Brian Kendrick

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