A few months ago Edge did the impossible when he returned to the ring after being retired for nine years. The Rated R Superstar competed in the men’s Royal Rumble match, and he went on to defeat Randy Orton at WrestleMania 36 back in April.
Edge’s return got a lot of people talking, and it appears that another former star has also attempted to return at the Royal Rumble.
Tyson Kidd recently spoke to The Win Column podcast and revealed that he tried to get cleared for a Royal Rumble return, but it didn’t happen.
“I did, one time, over the past couple years look into maybe doing a little something in a Royal Rumble, just kind of as that, so that could be my last chapter, so the last time you see me is, y’know, this little thing, and it didn’t work out. I did look into – I did get looked at, and things are good, but things are not at that level in terms of my neck, and y’know what?
I’m at peace with everything. I haven’t wrestled in five years almost. June 1st, 2015 was my last match, and I’m at peace with it. I love what I do now, and being a part of working with the talent. Right now, at the moment, I’m working with a lot of the women and it’s very, very cool because they’re on a curve, and they’re almost playing catch-up.”
Tyson Kidd was unfortunately forced to retire after suffering a career ending injury during a dark match with Samoa Joe in 2015. He has since transitioned into a backstage role with WWE working as a producer.