Following reports that TJ Wilson missed the Royal Rumble, it has been suggested that he has become “frustrated” backstage.
In the aftermath of the 2022 Royal Rumble, it was noted that producer Tyson Kidd, also known as TJ Wilson wasn’t at the event. Furthermore, he hadn’t been involved in any production duties for a number of weeks.
Although no reason was given for his absence, it was reported that his role was filled by Fit Finlay who had experience working with a number of Superstars who were returning at the event. It has also been claimed that one former Superstar tuned down the chance to appear at the Royal Rumble after it became clear that Wilson wouldn’t be involved.
Speaking on a new episode of the Fightful Select Q&A, Sean Ross Sapp said that Wilson had become “frustrated.”
“A few weeks ago I had heard that TJ Wilson had grown frustrated. The reason I didn’t run a story on this is because I had heard conflicting things from people that work with him, that are close with him, the company itself. So one person who told me the information said, ‘heard he wasn’t there, he didn’t show up, wasn’t happy with how things were going, and he’s no longer there.’
“However, I follow up with WWE, I follow up with people close to him and they say, ‘no, TJ is still with the company.’ A couple of weeks go by, he’s not listed on any of the internal producer’s lists. Now, Shane McMahon wasn’t listed as a producer either, but he helped produce the Royal Rumble, TJ Wilson did not. To the point where there were women that were contacted for the Royal Rumble that said TJ isn’t doing it, I’m not doing it, and they brought in Fit Finlay.”
After suffering a serious neck injury in the summer of 2015 in a match with Samoa Joe, TJ Wilson transitioned into production role in 2017.
H/t to WrestlingNews.co for the transcription.