Since management believed it to be a freak accident, there is no backstage heat on Samoa Joe for the neck injury that Tyson Kidd suffered. Bret Hart, however, has a different opinion. He stated that Joe is doing a finishing maneuver that is far too dangerous. Hart is also hoping that the Muscle Buster does not end up costing Kidd his career.
June 21, 2015
Some further details have been revealed about the Tyson Kidd incident, and they do not sound good. Apparently, the former world tag team champion suffered some sort of spinal injury during his match with Samoa Joe. He was sent to the hospital and may have had surgery. Reports have surfaced that Kidd is expected to be out of action for several months, which means that Antonio Cesaro might be utilized as a singles performer again.
June 4, 2015
It looks like Samoa Joe is coming into NXT at just the right time. Already, the promotion has lost Hideo Itami for several months because of a shoulder injury. Many were waiting to hear how long Sami Zayn was going to be on the sidelines as well. Reports have now surfaced that the former heavyweight champion will undergo surgery. The amount of time has yet to be revealed, but he will be off of television for at least the next month.
May 26, 2015