WWE Hall of Famer Bret “The Hitman” Hart recently spoke with Sports Illustrated, and on top of the interesting comments he made about Daniel Bryan, he talked about Tyson Kidd’s injury and weighed in on WWE’s newest signee, Samoa Joe.
Tyson Kidd — who is married to Bret Hart’s niece Natalya Neidhart — suffered an injury while competing in a dark match with Samoa Joe several weeks ago. Kidd — who was one half of the WWE Tag Team Champions with Cesaro before they lost their titles to The New Day — was in the middle of the most successful run of his WWE career, and, unfortunately, will miss a significant amount of time.
“The Hitman” was asked to give an update on Tyson Kidd’s injury by Sports Illustrated, and Hart placed some of the blame for Kidd’s injury on WWE, saying that they didn’t give Kidd enough time to prepare for his match with Samoa Joe.
“I only know that he’s hurt pretty bad and they’re crossing their fingers. I’m not sure if he’s going to need surgery, but it seems to me there was a lot of poor planning involved in that injury. I don’t know whose fault it is or why an injury like that happened, but someone is accountable. The WWE has done a lot in the last few years to improve conditions for wrestlers. They have doctors there and they give wrestlers adequate time to prepare, but in looking at what happened with Tyson Kidd, clearly there is still a lot of room for improvement.”
Hart also opened up about Samoa Joe, and his move — The Muscle Buster — that ended up injuring Kidd. Hart believes that Joe’s Muscle Buster is an extremely dangerous move, and that it’s one of the most reckless moves in wrestling.
“[The Muscle Buster] is dangerous. The move that Samoa Joe did was reckless, and the way they rushed that match beforehand in the back without giving Tyson time to prepare was mistake. Tyson is, pound for pound, one of the best wrestlers in the world. And that includes his mind. If you went behind the scenes at WWE, Tyson is an intricate piece of so many other matches. It’s a shame that a guy who is that talented and given so much to the company is hurt, but I just hope it’s not so serious that his career is over.”
Most people would agree that Tyson Kidd is pound for pound one of the best wrestlers that WWE has, and that it’s unfortunate that his current tag-team run with Cesaro came to an abrupt end. There hasn’t been an update on Kidd’s injury since it happened, but everyone is hoping that it won’t be career-altering or even career-ending.
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