Tyson Kidd

Canadian professional wrestler

Theodore James (TJ) Wilson (born July 11, 1980)[1] is a Canadian retired professional wrestler that currently works for the WWE as a producer, after retiring from in-ring competition in 2017.

Tyson Kidd
Kidd at WrestleMania Axxess on April 5, 2014
Born (1980-07-11) July 11, 1980 (age 43)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)Stampede Kid
TJ Wilson / T.J. Wilson
Tyson Kidd
Billed height5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Billed weight199 lb (90 kg)
Billed fromCalgary, Alberta, Canada
Trained byDavey Boy Smith
Deep South Wrestling
Bret Hart
Tokyo Joe
DebutJuly 23, 1995
RetiredJune 29, 2017

He is from Calgary, Alberta and was the final graduate of the famed Hart Dungeon. He competed in his first match with Stampede Wrestling in Calgary at the age of fifteen in 1995.[2] In the WWE, he was a former member of the wrestling stable, The Hart Dynasty along with David Hart Smith and Natalya.

He married Natalya in June 2013.[3]

On June 7, 2015, it was announced that Kidd suffered a severe neck and spinal injury in a dark match with Samoa Joe on Raw.[4] Kidd announced that he would be out for over a year. Kidd tweeted that 5% of people are able to survive his injury and that he had 16 staples, 4 screws and a rod inserted in his neck.[5] Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter said "It is unbelievable that Tyson Kidd came through as well as he did", and said that most people who survive the injury end up being a quadriplegic.[6]

References change

  1. "Tyson Kidd Profile". Online World of Wrestling. Retrieved May 2, 2008.
  2. "T.J. Wilson boosted by Harts, Japan". Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  3. "Natalya and Tyson Kidd are married". WWE. Retrieved August 5, 2013.
  4. "Tyson Kidd suffers injury". WWE. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  5. "Twitter/TJ Wilson: 5% of people survive this injury. 16 staples, 4 screws and a rod later and luckily I survived to tell my story". twitter. July 6, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 5% of people survive this injury. 16 staples, 4 screws and a rod later and luckily I survived to tell my story.
  6. "Backstage News On Severity Of Tyson Kidd's Injury". WrestlingInc.com. Archived from the original on July 17, 2015. Retrieved September 26, 2015.

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