Latest on Tyson Kidd
Tyson Kidd’s injury situation isn’t good. While he hoped to avoid cervical fusion surgery, that is indeed what he’s having today. Kidd isn’t expected back anytime soon and will easily miss over a year with recovery. Make no mistake about it, this is a career-threatening type injury and it’s just a situation where everyone is crossing their fingers.
The injury occurred on June 1, 2015 in a dark match prior to Raw against Samoa Joe. We have the tape readily available at this link as it was the Muscle Buster spot where the injury happened. People that I’ve spoken with have stated there needs to be accountability over it and blamed it on poor planning, the fact the match was rushed and that everything was thrown together at the last minute. Plenty of questions have also been raised about the Muscle Buster finisher, with more than a few believing it carries too much risk to continue executing.
Kidd is seen as one of WWE’s best in-ring talents and it’s just a very unfortunate situation. I’m told he’s obviously worried but is trying to stay positive and do whatever it takes to get back.
Backstage News from Raw
- Paul Heyman is considered one of the most respected names in the WWE locker room. It’s gotten to the point where not only are the workers watching his promos but the producers are also caught glued to the monitors when he’s in the ring. Heyman is on another level.
- There were numerous criticisms in regards to the booking at this week’s Raw. The two biggest points emphasized to me in my weekly “check-in” call was Dean Ambrose going under to Kane after the big push and WWE World Heavyweight Champion Seth Rollins coming out afterBrock Lesnar.
- The feeling coming out of this week’s show in general was that WWE was too pre-occupied with tonight’s premiere of Tough Enough to care too much about this week’s Raw. We already noted that neither Vince McMahon nor Kevin Dunn were in Indianapolis because they were in Florida.
More Injury Notes
- Erick Rowan suffered an arm injury while working Cesaro in Michigan last Friday night. WWEconfirmed it but didn’t offer much else.
- I’m told Jamie Noble’s broken ribs are indeed legitimate. There were some tense moments last night as he was having trouble breathing and oxygen was administered. The company didn’t take any chances and delivered prompt medical attention but they did their best to incorporate it into storyline. However, as stated, I’m told it was a shoot.
- Sin Cara (the former Hunico) is working through a shoulder injury.
- Daniel Bryan is scheduled to see a specialist this week.