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Reason Behind Tyson Kidd’s Recent WWE Absence Revealed

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A backstage update has been revealed regarding Tyson Kidd’s role as a WWE backstage producer.

The former WWE Tag Team Champion’s role with the company has been up in the air over the past few weeks after it was revealed he didn’t produce the recent women’s Royal Rumble match. In fact, Kidd hadn’t been producing matches for a few weeks before that, with Fightful Select revealing as recently as 24 January he wasn’t listed internally as a producer for that week’s Raw or SmackDown.

A previous update from Fightful Select revealed that at least one talent had turned down a surprise appearance in the Rumble, owing to the real-life TJ Wilson’s absence from the event.

In a new update, the latest Wrestling Observer Newsletter reported that the word going around backstage was that Tyson Kidd was quitting WWE, though this has since been revealed to simply be a miscommunication error. The belief is that he’ll be back to work soon, and remains on good terms with Vince McMahon’s sports entertainment giant.

A former three-time Tag Team Champion in WWE alongside David Hart Smith and later Cesaro, Tyson Kidd’s in-ring career was brought to a sudden end in June 2015 after he suffered a spinal cord injury while taking a Muscle Buster from Samoa Joe. The Wrestling Observer’s Dave Meltzer noted the severity of his injury, finding it unbelievable that he survived as well as he did.

He was officially hired as a full-time WWE producer at the end of June 2017, a role he has remained in since.