In June 2015, TJ Wilson (Tyson Kidd in WWE) suffered a extreme spinal twine harm when taking The Muscle Buster from Samoa Joe that ended his in-ring profession. He then transitioned into being a producer for the ladies’s division.
Showing on The Dropkick Podcast, Wilson says that if the choice had not been made for him he may need continued wrestling properly previous his prime.
“Yeah. There’s loads of issues I do miss about it. However, I acquired damage at 34 proper earlier than I turned 35. Even then, I knew in some unspecified time in the future this stage goes to come back to an finish. Once I acquired damage, I used to be compelled to retire. The selection was taken out of my arms. I feel with the way in which I’m wired, I feel I’m a little bit bit glad… I’m not glad, however I can settle for the way in which it occurred. If that harm didn’t occur, I may need simply saved wrestling previous my prime. Not less than this manner… it’s laborious as an athlete. It’s laborious to know when is it time to say ‘Okay, now that is your recreation. It isn’t mine anymore.’ In hindsight, I used to be a little bit lucky that I didn’t should make that alternative, however I had it made for me. Now, I wouldn’t be as zen with it if I didn’t have this position as a producer and this particular connection I’ve with the ladies. If I didn’t have that, I wouldn’t be sitting right here so calmly saying my in-ring profession is over,” he mentioned.
H/T to Fightful for the transcription