The inspirational Kennadi Brink overcame a weight issue to become a professional wrestler.
She discusses being bullied growing up because of her weight and dropping about 100 pounds en route to becoming the “Exclamation Point of Women's Wrestling.”
The 25-year-old from Baltimore trained at Gillberg’s Professional Wrestling Academy in Severn, Md. and the Dudley Boyz’ Team 3D Academy in Kissimmee, near Orlando. She began training at the Team 3D Academy in February 2015.
“Incredible development so far. She has great work ethic. She’s very positive, and every single day she’s in the school,” said Bubba Ray Dudley of the Team 3D Academy. “She has dropped probably 70 pounds since she got to us, and she’s one of the hardest workers in the entire academy.
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“Anybody who relocates from 1,500 miles away must be serious and dedicated to really wanting to make it in the wrestling business. That showed me the commitment right off the bat. She is one of the first ones to class and one of the last ones to leave.”
What is the next step for Brink?
Dudley noted: “Now that she has dropped a significant amount of weight, and she’s in the best shape she can be -- in the ring, out of the ring and cosmetically -- what she has to do is start working on a steady basis, every single weekend, putting together a solid resume with quality matches to show the bigger companies what she can do. She’s gonna have to work with the better girls on the independent circuit. She cuts an excellent promo, eliciting real emotion through her speaking ability.”
This interview with Brink was conducted pre-show -- before her match with second generation wrestler Rachael Ellering -- at a Ring of Honor event in October at the War Memorial Auditorium in Fort Lauderdale.
On the road to Final Battle, Ring of Honor returned to the War Memorial Auditorium on Friday, Oct. 21 in Fort Lauderdale. Then ROH visited the Lakeland Civic Center on Saturday, Oct. 22 in Lakeland.
- ROH Final Battle
Ring of Honor’s Final Battle pay-per-view is 9 p.m. ET Friday, Dec. 2 from the Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.
ROH WORLD CHAMPION ADAM COLE, ROH WORLD TELEVISION CHAMPION BOBBY FISH, ROH WORLD TAG TEAM CHAMPIONS YOUNG BUCKS (NICK and MATT JACKSON)
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THE ADDICTION (CHRISTOPHER DANIELS and KAZARIAN), JAY LETHAL, JAY and MARK BRISCOE, KYLE O'REILLY, COLT CABANA, DALTON CASTLE W/ THE BOYS, THE CABINET (CAPRICE COLEMAN, RHETT TITUS and KENNY KING), ACH, MOTOR CITY MACHINE GUNS (ALEX SHELLEY and CHRIS SABIN), LIO RUSH and more.
ROH’s Final Battle is available on pay-per-view and the FITE TV app.
- ROH on TV
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In South Florida, Ring of Honor is also midnight Saturdays on WPEC Ch.12 and WBFS MyTV33.
Plus, Ring of Honor is available through FITE TV.
- Team 3D Academy
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