Tyson Kidd

Canadian professional wrestler

Theodore James "TJ" Wilson (born July 11, 1980),[1] also known by his ring name Tyson Kidd, 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 44)
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s)El Local #2
Stampede Kid
TJ 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

Wilson 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 is a three-time tag team champion (two-time WWE Tag Team Champion with Smith and Cesaro and one-time World Tag Team Champion with Smith, which was the last reign of this title).

He married Natalya in June 2013.[3]

On June 7, 2015, it was announced that Wilson suffered a severe neck and spinal injury in a dark match with Samoa Joe on Raw.[4] Wilson announced that he would be out for over a year. Wilson 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]

Championships and accomplishments

Kidd and Cesaro as WWE Tag Team Champions


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 "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. Archived from the original on June 10, 2015. 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.
  7. "GTC Carnival". Cagematch. Retrieved September 30, 2013.
  8. "Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2015". The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved October 5, 2015.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "TJ Wilson – Alumni". Roster. Stampede Wrestling. Archived from the original on October 13, 2008. Retrieved March 10, 2012.
  10. "Independent Wrestling Results – October 2004 – October 15, 2004—Stampede Wrestling in Calgary, Alberta". Online World of Wrestling. October 15, 2004. Retrieved July 5, 2008.
  11. Meltzer, Dave (January 23, 2013). "The 2012 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Annual Awards Issue". Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Campbell, California. ISSN 1083-9593.
  12. "Canadian Wrestling Hall of Fame". Slam! Wrestling. Canadian Online Explorer. April 3, 2016.

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