Tyson Kidd Talks His Neck Injury, Joining 'Broken Neck Club' With Steve Austin And Kurt Angle

Recently on Talk Is Jericho, Tyson Kidd shared an update on his neck injury and talked about being a part of the so-called 'broken neck club' with Steve Austin, Kurt Angle, and Edge.

According to Kidd, who suffered a near-fatal spinal injury, he is doing well with his neck now and that he is able to work out a bit, which helps with his restlessness from being at home all the time.

"The neck feels pretty good. Tomorrow, I go see my surgeon for my six month check up. And even for me, the time [has] flown. Six months [has] gone by fast. Like, even in my shoes, I'm able to work out, which is able to combat some of the insanity of being at home."

Kidd has beaten the odds by surviving the neck injury and by not being completely paralyzed. The former WWE Tag Team Champion suggested that he is the first WWE performer to get fused so high up on his neck.

"Yeah, and I think I'm the only guy in WWE to have the fusion this high up. It's the C1 and 2. It's as high as it gets." Kidd recalled, "and [Austin] said, 'kid, why'd [the surgeons] go through the back of your neck like that? Everything's through the front.' I said, 'Steve, it's so high up, it's the equivalent of my mouth.' And then, he's like, 'oh, they can't go through the front then.'"

On the subject of Austin, Kidd professed that he is part of the 'broken neck club' and he talks to Austin, Angle, and Edge.

"I joined the weird broken neck club and there's one advantage, is like, Steve Austin and Kurt Angle reach out to you all the time. And Edge, but Edge [has] always been awesome with me since I was in FCW. So [Austin] text me, like, 'hey, how's everything? How's that stack of dimes [neck]?' And I'm like, 'I know. I know it means neck.'"

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Source: Talk Is Jericho


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