|Theodore James Wilson|
|Ring Names|| Stampede Kid|
|Height||5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)|
|Weight||195 lbs (88 kg)|
|Born||July 11 1980|
|Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Resides||Tampa, Florida, USA|
|Billed||Calgary, Alberta, Canada|
|Trained by|| Davey Boy Smith|
Deep South Wrestling, LLC
|Debut||July 23, 1995|
Professional wrestling career
Wilson trained at Stu Hart's Dungeon in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Wilson furthered his wrestling training under the watch of Tokyo Joe, who later helped him get booked in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) as well as in England. He wrestled his first match in Stampede Wrestling in Calgary at the age of fifteen in 1995. At age sixteen, he wrestled in the opening match of a World Wrestling Federation house show in Calgary, teaming with Andrew Picarnic against Teddy Hart and Harry Smith. The following year, Wilson started training with Bret Hart. He also trained with shawn michels five years before the hart dungeon. He also was a ameture candian hockey player.
Japan, UK and Stampede Wrestling
In April 2002, Wilson was given a chance to wrestle in Japan. He completed five tours in Japan, including participating in the 2003 Best of the Super Juniors tournament in NJPW. In 2004 TJ Wilson toured the UK with All Star Wrestling. He competed all over the country, wrestling several times a week for 2 months.
As a part of Stampede Wrestling, Wilson was nicknamed the "Stampede Kid". He held his first championship in the promotion in February 2004, when Wilson became Bruce Hart's new tag team partner and co-holder of the Stampede Wrestling International Tag Team Championship to replace the injured Teddy Hart. He won the Stampede British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Championship on October 15, 2004 by beating Duke Durrango. In October 2005, Wilson and Durrango were made the bookers for Stampede Wrestling. On September 15, 2006, Wilson defeated Apocalypse to capture the Stampede North American Heavyweight Championship in a match that took place at half time of Calgary Stampeders vs. Winnipeg Blue Bombers Canadian Football League game at McMahon Stadium. On November 10, 2006, Wilson replaced one-half of the Tag Team Champions Pete Wilson, who was injured, and became Juggernaut's tag team partner. Wilson had his final singles match for Stampede on January 26, 2007, where he was defeated by his long-time rival Apocalypse. He returned on February 9, 2007, for his final match with the promotion, defending his International Tag Team Championship, against The A-Team (Michael Avery and Dusty Adonis). He and Juggernaut won the match, however, afterwards Wilson awarded the Championship to The A-Team, as he was leaving and could not defend the Championship. He was also heavily involved with training the younger stars of the promotion at a camp called B.J.'s Gym.
World Wrestling Entertainment / WWE
Wilson signed with World Wrestling Entertainment in November 2006, after receiving impressive reviews from former WWE trainer Bill DeMott. He moved to WWE developmental territory Deep South Wrestling (DSW) in February 2007 with fellow signee and girlfriend Nattie Neidhart. When DSW and WWE parted ways, Wilson relocated to Tampa, Florida to train in the WWE developmental facility Florida Championship Wrestling. In late 2007, he worked with Harry Smith, Nattie Neidhart, Teddy Hart, and Ted DiBiase, Jr. as the Next Generation Hart Foundation.
On December 1, 2007, he won the FCW Southern Heavyweight Championship by defeating Afa, Jr. in a ladder match. He lost it to Ted DiBiase, Jr. on December 18. In mid 2008, he began teaming with Smith again, and the two were managed by Natalya (Nattie Neidhart). On October 30, they won the FCW Florida Tag Team Championship, but they lost it to Tyler Reks and Johnny Curtis on December 11, 2008 at the FCW television taping. Mr mcmahon said wilson could not join until he found a tag tem partener.
The Hart Dynasty (2009–2010)
Wilson made his WWE television debut on the February 10, 2009, episode of ECW on Sci Fi managed by real-life girlfriend Natalya, under the name Tyson Kidd, defeating a local wrestler, Bao Nguyen. Although Natalya was managing Kidd on ECW, she was still officially a member of the SmackDown brand until April 15, 2009, when she was drafted to ECW as part of the 2009 Supplemental Draft to join Kidd. On the May 12 episode of ECW, Kidd's match with Finlay was interrupted by DH Smith, now using the name David Hart Smith, who attacked Finlay to aid Kidd. Kidd, Smith and Neidhart formed The Hart Trilogy, which was later changed to The Hart Dynasty on the May 26 episode of ECW.
On June 29, The Hart Dynasty were traded to the SmackDown brand. They began an on and off feud with Cryme Tyme in July and the feud ended in October. At the Bragging Rights pay-per-view in October, Kidd and Smith competed in a seven-on-seven tag match with Chris Jericho, Kane, Finlay, Matt Hardy and R-Truth as Team SmackDown to defeat Team Raw. The Hart Dynasty got a title match for the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship on the December 25 episode of SmackDown against D-Generation X, but were unsuccessful. They started a feud with Matt Hardy and The Great Khali on the January 22, 2010, episode of SmackDown. The feud ended with each team trading wins against each other.
The Hart Dynasty turned face at WrestleMania XXVI, helping Bret Hart during his match against Vince McMahon, and the following night on Raw they defeated the Unified WWE Tag Team Champions ShoMiz (The Big Show and The Miz) in a non-title match after The Miz insulted Hart. They earned a Unified Tag Team Championship match at the Extreme Rules pay-per-view by defeating ShoMiz in a tag team gauntlet match (which also included the team of John Morrison and R-Truth and the team of Montel Vontavious Porter and Mark Henry). At the 2010 WWE Draft on April 26, The Hart Dynasty, accompanied by Natalya and Hart, defeated ShoMiz to win the Unified Tag Team Championship, when Kidd made The Miz submit to the Sharpshooter.
The following day, all three members of The Hart Dynasty were moved to the Raw brand as part of the Supplemental Draft. On the May 10 episode of Raw, he defeated The Miz to earn Bret Hart a match for The Miz's WWE United States Championship, and the following week The Hart Dynasty helped Hart to win the championship. At Over the Limit, they retained the Unified WWE Tag Team Championship against Chris Jericho and The Miz. The following night, on the May 24 episode of Raw, they were attacked by The Usos (Jimmy and Jey) and Tamina after a match, provoking a feud between the two trios. At Fatal 4-Way, they defeated The Usos and Tamina in a six-person mixed tag team match when Natalya pinned Tamina, and Smith and Kidd defeated The Usos at Money in the Bank to retain the championship. At Night of Champions, The Hart Dynasty lost the WWE Tag Team Championship to Cody Rhodes and Drew McIntyre in a Tag Team Turmoil match which also involved The Usos, Vladimir Kozlov and Santino Marella, and the team of Evan Bourne and Mark Henry.
Singles competition (2011–2012)
After a failed attempt to regain the championship, in which Kidd was pushed off balance during their double-team Hart Attack move, Kidd and Smith began to have a falling out with one another. This culminated on the November 15 episode of Raw, when Kidd made another heel turn by refusing to tag in and attacked Smith during a match for the WWE Tag Team Championship against The Nexus (Justin Gabriel and Heath Slater). The following week, Kidd faced John Morrison in a King of the Ring qualifying match, but was unsuccessful. On the December 2 episode of WWE Superstars, Kidd lost to Smith in a singles match. Afterward, Smith offered to shake Kidd's hand, but Kidd slapped him across the face. On the next episode of Raw, Kidd defeated Smith in a rematch, during which he was accompanied by a bodyguard, later revealed as Jackson Andrews. Andrews ceased appearing as Kidd's bodyguard after Mark Henry performed his finisher, the World's Strongest Slam, on Andrews during the December 27 episode of Raw.
On April 26, 2011, Kidd was drafted back to the SmackDown brand as part of the 2011 supplemental draft. He had his first match back for the brand on the May 6 episode of SmackDown, but lost to Sin Cara. On the May 12 episode of Superstars, Kidd debuted Michael Hayes as his manager as he defeated Trent Barreta. But the following week on Superstars, after losing to Yoshi Tatsu, Hayes would slap Kidd in the face and walk away. Armando Estrada and Matt Striker managed Kidd on the May 26 and June 2 edition of Superstars respectively, and Kidd defeated Barreta on both occasions. On the June 9 episode of Superstars, Tyson Kidd received his fourth manager, Vickie Guerrero but he lost to Yoshi Tatsu. On the next edition of Superstars, Kidd received yet another manager in JTG, but would lose yet again, this time to Kane.
Kidd was Lucky Cannon's Pro on NXT Redemption. Cannon was eliminated on the June 14 edition of NXT, and he was the third Rookie eliminated. After Cannon's elimination, Kidd went on to feud with Yoshi Tatsu on NXT. Their feud stemmed from Kidd breaking Tatsu's toy figurine of himself and stealing one of the toy figurine's legs. Both wrestlers would trade wins during their series of matches, and Tatsu claimed back the stolen figurine leg by winning a Necklace on a Pole match on the July 26 edition of NXT. After the match, Kidd brutally assaulted the right leg of Tatsu; a week later, Kidd claimed that thanks to him, there would be "no more Yoshi Tatsu." Kidd returned on the August 19, 2011 edition of SmackDown, participating in a number one contender's 20-man battle royal for Randy Orton's World Heavyweight Championship which was won by Mark Henry.
In January 2012, Kidd began a face turn. after defeating Trent Baretta twice on NXT, Kidd proposed that they tag team together. In late February 2012, Kidd began a feud with Michael McGillicutty after McGuilicutty mocked his lack og wrestling heritage. Kidd then suffered a loss to McGuilicutty on the February 29 episode of NXT. After McGuilicutty insulted Kidd saying he will never be a true Hart, Kidd received a rematch on the March 21 episode of NXT, where he defeated McGuilicutty to even up the score at one win each. Kidd and McGuillicutty faced off in a third match on the april 11 episode of NXT, resulting in Kidd triumphant over McGuillicutty.
International Airstrike and Injury (2012-present)
On the March 29 episode of Superstars, Kidd faced Justin Gabriel and won the match, after which the duo showed mutual respect and agreed to form a tag team to challenge Primo & Epico for the WWE Tag Team Championship in a dark triple threat tag team match at WrestleMania XXVIII, also involving The Usos. However, Primo & Epico managed to win the match and retain the titles. During the match, Gabriel suffered a hyperextended and twisted elbow, rendering him out of action for several weeks. Kidd reunited with Gabriel on the June 6 episode of NXT Redemption, where they defeated the duo of Johnny Curtis and Heath Slater. At No Way Out (2012), Kidd and Gabriel were defeated by the Prime Time Players in a number one contender fatal four way tag team match, also involving Primo and Episco and The Usos.
On the June 29 episode of SmackDown, Kidd defeated Jack Swagger to qualify for the World Heavyweight Championship Money in the Bank ladder match. Fellow qualifier Tensai then started a feud with Kidd after Kidd defeated hime in a match in 19 seconds on the July 2 episode of Raw, leading Tensai to assault Kidd in post-match attacks. at Money in the Bank 2012, Kidd failed to win as Dolph Ziggler grabbed the briefcase to win the match. On the July 30 episode of Raw, Kidd lost to Tensai, but after Tensai continued to attack Kidd after the match, the referee reversed his decision and awarded Kidd the win.
Kidd and Gabriel would then compete in a series of tag team matches on Superstars against Curt Hawkins and Tyler Reks, winning every match. On the debut episode of WWE Main Event on October 3, Kidd and Gabriel now unofficially called International Airstrike, lost to Santina Marella and Zack Ryder in the quarter-finals of a tournament to decide the number one contenders to the Tag Team Championships. On the October 31 episode of NXT, Kidd challenged Antonio Cesaro for the United States Championship, but lost. On the November 12 episode of Raw, Kidd and Gabriel competed in a 8 man tag team match alongside Rey Mysterio and Sin Cara defeating The Prime Time Players and Primo and Epico. At Survivor Series 2012, Kidd was victorious in a 10 man tag team match against The Prime Time Players, Primo, Epico and Tensai. In January 2013, Kidd suffered a torn knee meniscus, and will require a 6-8 month hiatus to recover. He appeared on the February 21 episode of NXT addressing the WWE Universe on his knee injury in which he was interrupted by Leo Kruger. As Kruger was about to attack Kidd's knee, Kidd's tag team partner Justin Gabriel rushed in for the save.
Wilson went to school with Teddy Hart, and through him Wilson befriended Harry Smith and became close with the rest of the Hart family at the age of ten. He also lived with Harry Smith for several years.
He has dated Nattie Neidhart since November 2001, and as of 2011, the two had lived together for more than ten years.
- Finishing moves
- Dungeon Lock(Gogoplata while locking opponent's legs in cloverleaf) - present
- Code Blue (Springboard blockbuster)
- Fisherman neckbreaker – 2011–present
- Sharpshooter – 2009–2011
- Maple Leaf (Single leg Boston crab), used as a roll-through counter to an oncoming opponent – 2011-present – adopted from Lance Storm
- Snapmare neckbreaker – 2009
- Springboard elbow drop – 2009; used as a signature move after 2009
- Signature moves
- Ankle lock
- Ringpost figure four leglock
- Multiple kick variations
- Rolling Stampede (Super rolling fireman's carry slam) – Independent circuit
- Slingshot leg drop to an opponent draped on the second rope
- Springboard hurricanrana to an opponent seated on the top rope
- The Hart Dynasty
- Entrance themes
- "New Foundation" by Jim Johnston (2009–2010)
- "Bed of Nails" by Ronnie Stone and Neil Griffiths (2010-present)
Championships and accomplishments
- AWA Pinnacle Wrestling
- AWA Pinnacle Heavyweight Championship (125 times)
- Florida Championship Wrestling
- Prairie Wrestling Alliance
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him #58 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2010
- Stampede Wrestling
- World Wrestling Entertainment
- WrestleSlam Awards
- Tag Team of the Year (2010) with David Hart Smith as The Hart Dynasty