Tyson Kidd: Interview With The Man That Survived
It isn’t very often in this industry that an unknown site get the opportunity to sit down and talk to one of wrestling’s biggest stars; and to be fair, we still haven’t, however, we did get to interview Tyson Kidd. That’s not saying he isn’t a star, but lets be real: he’s no John Cena or Lance Storm, for that matter.
Below is a transcript of our interview with Tyson Kidd. I must preface this by saying that at moments things were very serious, and sometimes very tense.
WFO: Tyson, thanks for taking the time to sit down and chat with us today. We do hope you are recovering well.
TK: Thank you. I am slowly getting better, but it will be a long road ahead of me before I am past this.
WFO: Well let me ask you, how are you feeling these days?
TK: I’m not feeling. I can’t feel anything. I broke my neck, remember?
WFO: Yes, I do recall that incident, however, I must say, Kurt Angle and Steve Austin both broke their necks, and they aren’t complaining about it. In fact, Angle still takes the chance to tell us all about it every damn chance he gets. Does that bother you at all, knowing that you are lying here in a bed and yet a guy like Angle is out there wrestling?
TK: Not at all. Is there a reason why it should bother me? He is lucky he survived, and I’m happy for the guy.
WFO: Well, I don’t know that it should bother you, but I do find it funny that he, unlike you, is an Olympic gold medalist. He, unlike you, broke his neck and is still wrestling. Do you think it’s because he’s made in America? Are you Canadians just softer?
TK: Seriously man? I grant you an interview and this is where you take it? What does being Canadian have to do with a broken neck? Sh*t happens, look at WWE Total Divas! (At this point it is good to note that TK looked over at Natalya and said sorry babe.) Bret Hart is from Canada, Lance Storm, Owen Hart, and more. Canada has produced some great athletes, so how can you begin to compare their careers with whether or not they are American?
WFO: My apologies. We aren’t trying to say that Canadians aren’t tough, although I must point out that Bret Hart’s career got ended by a boot to the face from an American. Owen Hart’s career, well, his harness was made in China so that doesn’t really count. Lance Storm, I’m not sure if he ever really had a career, but look, can I be serious for a moment? All joking aside, and I’m only joking with you, how is your recovery going?
TK: All joking aside, the recovery is coming along fine. Doctors say it’ll be at least 14 months before I am walking fully functional again, and from there, whether I’ll ever wrestle again is still unknown. There’s a chance I may never step into the ring again, and if I can’t, that’ll suck, but life goes on.
WFO: So let me ask you: in your down time, when you aren’t in rehab or resting, do you play video games, or watch television? Does Natalya let you watch what you want to watch or does she control the television now that she knows you can’t wrestle the remote from her?
TK: It’s funny that you bring that up, about video games. I actually enjoy playing video games, and usually I’d get online and play some XBox One with my boy Xavier Woods since he has lots of down time in the locker room. However, I’m kind of upset at the latest WWE 2K installment, so I’ve stopped playing it for right now.
WFO: Is there something particular that has made you stop playing the game?
TK: As a matter of fact, yes, there is. As you know, 2K started doing updated rosters for online play and such. So a few days after Samoa Joe tried to give me the Dynamite Kid treatment, I logged in to play the game. Mind you, it was the first time since I got out of surgery and didn’t have so many meds in me that I couldn’t see straight. The game had an update, so I let it do its thing because you can’t play online until it updates. After the update, I went online and tried to select my character and it wouldn’t let me be me! Damn game! They made the rosters just like real life, so I can’t use my guy because he’s injured in real life! Ain’t that some BS!? I can’t wrestle in real life and now I can’t wrestle on the game!
WFO: Well to be fair, you couldn’t really wrestle to begin with, but I get what you are saying!
(At this point in the interview we had to take a few moments to allow Kidd to get something to drink, use the restroom, etc. However, before our interview could resume, TK received a call from Vince McMahon. It turns out that Brock Lesnar needs someone to fly to Minnesota and be his ragdoll for him to practice some German Suplexes on. Needless to say, Tyson Kidd is currently on a plane heading to Minnesota. Oh it’s true… it’s damn true!)
*******************If you haven’t figured out that this is all KAYFABE, then you’re an idiot. Honestly, some of us at WFO do wish Tyson Kidd a healthy recovery. Seriously, only some of us.******************