Tyson Kidd hasn't competed inside a WWE ring since he faced Samoa Joe in a dark match on June 1, 2015. Kidd suffered a neck injury during the bout and had to have his C1 and C2 vertebrae fused, ending his wrestling career.
Over the years, many have wondered if Kidd would return to the ring after other Superstars with similar injuries made comebacks. The former WWE Tag Team Champion revealed on the Conversations With Love podcast that he had considered returning to the ring and even talked to WWE about competing in the Royal Rumble. However, the severity of his neck injury meant the wrestling behemoth was unwilling to clear him.
"I did, one time, over the past couple years look into maybe doing a little something in a Royal Rumble," Kidd said. "Just kind of as that, so that could be my last chapter, so the last time you see me is, you know, this little thing, and it didn't work out... I did get looked at and things are good, but things are not at that level in terms of my neck, and you know what? I'm at peace with everything. I haven't wrestled in five years almost. June 1st, 2015 was my last match and I'm at peace with it. I love what I do now, and being a part of working with the talent. Right now, at the moment, I'm working with a lot of the women and it's very, very cool because they're on a curve, and they're almost playing catch-up."
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