As you will have probably heard by now, WWE wrestler Tyson Kidd recently suffered a torn ACL and a fractured knee at a recent house show event, serious injuries that were initially thought to be capable of sidelining him for up to a year (via PWInsider).
Make no mistake about it, this is a devastating setback for the 32-year-old star. Indeed Kidd, long under-appreciated by WWE and banished to the ranks of the lower mid-card, was just starting to make some progress up the card in his new tag team with Justin Gabriel.
The duo's various matches (with 3MB and others) on Superstars were fast becoming a highlight of the Internet-only show, and fans appeared to be responding warmly to their exciting, hard-hitting in-ring style. A promotion for the pair to one of the main shows seemed almost inevitable. What horrible timing.
But it's not all bad.
Over at WWE.com, the company has given an update on the status of Kidd, with some mildly good news being offered. Per doctors, Kidd will likely only be out six to eight months, instead of the 10-12 that was initially feared.
Interestingly, Kidd also commented to the website on Punk name-dropping him as "a workhorse" during his lengthy promo on last week's Raw.
Punk was making a point about how lame comedy acts like Brodus Clay have more chance of success in the company than a hard-working, ultra-talented guy like Kidd.
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It was a fair point. Sadly, the insider nature of the promo, and the fact Punk simply went on for too long, meant that the WWE champion's whole diatribe went over most people's heads.
So, it remains to be seen what exactly Kidd got out of it.
Kidd, nonetheless, seems grateful, telling WWE.com:
I’ve always considered myself a workhorse, and I’ve definitely used that word to describe myself over the last two years...I go out there and give it my all every single match — and I’ve been doing that for 17 years. Whether in WWE or Japan or Europe or back home in (Calgary, Alberta’s) Stampede Wrestling, it’s always been the same story. In a worst-case scenario, I will outwrestle everybody on this show. Anyone that’s gonna outwrestle me had better perform after me, because I’m going to outperform everybody that I saw before me.
Hmmm. Maybe there's a potential storyline/angle stemming from all this upon his return?