WWE’s Tyson Kidd has debunked the rumors about his in-ring return. His career-ending injury occurred during a WWE RAW dark match on June 1, 2015, when he received Samoa Joe’s Muscle Buster finisher. Since then, Kidd has transitioned into a producer role for WWE, using his experience and knowledge to contribute behind the scenes.
Despite recent videos showcasing increased gym activity, Kidd clarified his current stance on his wrestling career during an interview with McGuire On Wrestling.
Tyson Kidd opens up on the matter
Kidd hasn’t competed in eight years due to a career-threatening neck injury, and explained that wrestling had served as a physical outlet for him for nearly 20 years. With his increased time and intensity in the gym, he aimed to find a substitute for that physical outlet.
“Here’s what I don’t think people quite understand, but I wrestled close to exactly 20 years. I get where you see these things and think that it means I’m coming back, but the truth is, when you have something like that for such a long period of time, for me, wrestling was always a physical outlet… I feel like I needed to replace that physical outlet and I upped my time and intensity in the gym a little bit.”
When questioned about a possible return to the ring, Kidd stated that he is done as an active wrestler. He acknowledged that others may be skeptical due to the precedent set by wrestlers who have come out of retirement.
However, he highlighted the unique nature of his injury, explaining that his neck injury affected the first two discs rather than the more common C5 and C6 repairs seen in other wrestlers.