Tyson Kidd started training since he was just a kid in the Calgary-based Stu Hart Dungeon. At the age of 15 his coach and mentor Tokyo Joe made him debut in the Stampede Wrestling, and the following year he also had the opportunity to fight in a House Show in Calgary of the World Wrestling Federation.
On June 1, 2015, Kidd suffered a spinal cord injury from Samoa Joe's "Muscle Buster" finishing maneuver during a dark match on Raw. Several weeks later, WWE stated that he would be out of action for over a year. Kidd tweeted that only 5% of people survive his injury and that he had 16 staples, four screws, and a rod inserted in his neck.
On June 29, 2017, Kidd was hired as a full-time employee for WWE as a producer, thus ending his in-ring career. WWE moved Kidd to the alumni section of their website. On the latest After the Bell, he commented on being able to give back by helping talent learn: “The two years I was away while I was injured and before I came back in this role, I felt very isolated and very like, on an island all to myself.
And it feels good to be back amongst my peers and the talent, and the other producers that helped me a lot while I was a talent. So it’s cool to give back. Wrestling and WWE has given me a very good opportunity as a talent. I just wanna give back and give everything that I can now that I physically can’t do this anymore”.