Backstage News On Severity Of Tyson Kidd's Injury

As noted earlier, Tyson Kidd noted on Twitter that only 5% of people survive the type of injury that he suffered in his match with Samoa Joe in early June. Kidd required 16 staples, 4 screws and a rod to be inserted.

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Dave Meltzer noted on the latest episode of Wrestling Observer Radio that while only 5% of people survive that injury, the vast majority of those who do survive end up as quadriplegics. Meltzer said that the odds that he is not in a wheelchair "are astronomical," and his injury – while it may not be exactly the same – is similar to Christopher Reeve, who became a quadriplegic after being thrown from a horse in 1995.

"It is unbelievable that Tyson Kidd came through as well as he did," Meltzer stated.

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Real Talker Sky Walker contributed to this article.