Tyson Kidd is one of the more tragic but hopeful stories in WWE.
Born in Canada, Kidd trained in Stu Hart's infamous Hart Dungeon and started his career in Stampede
Wrestling at the age of 15 and joined WWE around a decade later. He had a long tenure in Stampede
Wrestling performing there for 12 years from 1997 to 2007 while simultaneously wrestling in other
promotions including NJPW in Japan.
He finally came to WWE in 2006 in the developmental territory at the age of 26. He would not be signed
with them until 2007 however. He wrestled in developmental territories between 2006 and 2008 before
making his main roster debut.
Making his in-ring debut managed by real-life girlfriend Natalya Neidhart, he would soon team up with
David Hart Smith, the son of British Bulldog. The two of them formed Hart dynasty and they became a
dominant tag team in ECW. They came to Smackdown and had a few with Cryme Time and later got a
match with DX for the titles although they lost.
They would win the Unified Tag Team titles after defeating the team of Big Show and Miz, when Kidd
made The Miz submit with the Sharpshooter.
The three would continue dominating the tag team scene before Hart Smith and Kidd were split up.
Kidd started his solo wrestling career but somehow sank into the background until 2012. He tried to get
the Intercontinental Championship and other titles but would not end up winning any. Finally he found
success when he teamed up with Cesaro. The duo would win the Tag titles again and had a good run
with titles. They last the titles but continued as a tag team. Unfortunately his in-ring career then came to
a crashing end.
Kidd suffered a severe spinal and neck injury when Samoa Joe hit him with a Muscle Buster which went
wrong in Raw's dark match. While it was said he would never walk, Kidd's multiple operations were successful. In 2017, he was hired by WWE as a producer, ending his in-ring career and beginning his journey as a full-time employee backstage.
While he can no longer compete he continues as a Booker backstage and can otherwise walk or move as