Several years ago, former WWE Tag Team Champion Tyson Kidd had his professional wrestling career ended after taking a Muscle Buster from Samoa Joe at a WWE live event. Of course, the incident was completely accidental, as accidents like this are extremely likely given how high-level the athletes inside the ring are working. Recently, Kidd did an interview with Jan Murphy of The Kingston Whig-Standard to talk about his career and injury.
Kidd discussed his relationship with Samoa Joe now, as he’s a producer backstage for WWE. Kidd revealed that Joe was very remorseful for the accident and even went to see Kidd in the hospital the same night after it happened. As for their relationship today, Kidd describes Joe as a friend:
“There’s an unwritten protocol when you hurt somebody. And when I say you hurt somebody, obviously it’s not on purpose, but it still happens. I know I’ve rocked guys before where I checked on them after to make sure everything’s cool.” “Joe did come to the hospital that night,” Kidd said.
“We spoke that night. We would text throughout the time I was hurt, but I only saw him face to face when I got hurt and when I did see him that night, things were still up in the air with the severity of my injury. He was definitely remorseful and I think we all are when we hurt somebody and when somebody gets hurt under our watch.
“Stuff happens. We perform at such a high level so many days a week that things are going to happen. We just have to do the best we can to take care of each other and to let a person know that we’re there for them when they do get hurt.
“My first day back as a producer after two years, once I was out of meetings, he was the first guy who I Terminator-style sought out and found. And we had a very good talk and we’re friends. We get along great.”