Tyson Kidd has discussed his love for WrestleMania and how he got up close and personal with the WWE Chairman during one memorable match at ‘The Showcase Of The Immortals.’
Growing up Kidd was close to the Hart family, training at the fabled Hart Family Dungeon in Calgary and competing in his first match in 1995 at just 15 years old.
Speaking to The Wrestling Inc. Daily, the WWE producer discussed his memories of WrestleMania beginning with the first one he ever attended in 1996.
“I was there live for WrestleMania 12. Owen [Hart] flew me down as a guest of his. So, I was there for Bret [Hart] and Shawn [Michaels’] Iron Man match, which blew me away live. I have been at almost every WrestleMania since 24. I was at [WrestleMania] 12, I was at [WrestleMania] 22, and then every one since [WrestleMania] 24. Shawn [Michaels] and the Undertaker, that first one in Houston, I mean I like both, but that first one in Houston was unbelievable.”
As far as WrestleMania moments from Kidd’s own career go, he singled one out from a match that he wasn’t even a participant in. Kidd stood alongside now-wife Natalya and partner DH Smith – the son of the British Bulldog – alongside the rest of the Hart family as Bret Hart got to unload 13 years worth of frustration at WrestleMania 26 against Vince McMahon.
During the match, Kidd and Smith would get involved dropping the WWE Chairman with their tandem Hart Attack move.
Tyson Kidd fondly recalled the moment:
“I bounced his head like a basketball. Anyone can go back and see I bounced Vince’s head like a basketball. That is on tape, and that is on pay-per-view. That is out there for the world, and they can have that one. That was awesome.”
“The deal with Bret and Vince was awesome, and a very cool thing to be a part of. It becomes one of those [situations] where it is all about timing. If Bret had done that deal ten years earlier or something, then I’m not involved. But ten years later in 2010, and I am involved. So it worked out cool for us, obviously.”