Although he might not be doing it inside of the ring, Tyson Kidd has certainly left an impression in his new role.
His career ended when he was on the receiving end of Samoa Joe's Muscle Buster, a move which is now banned in the WWE and took him out of in-ring action for good.
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Since then, the former tag team champion has been excelling in his new role as a producer where he's been responsible for some entertaining matches, primarily involving Seth Rollins.
Not everyone is fortunate enough to be granted a brilliant role like that; to remain hands-on with the product without actually competing in the ring.
Kidd knows the game inside-out, and he's now revealed what Vince McMahon told him when he was asked to finally make that transition.
Speaking to The Kingston-Whig Standard in a lengthy interview, Kidd explained that Vince told him that he would be like Vince when making the transition.
According to Cageside Seats, he said: "That [a producer role] was his [Vince’s] idea. He thought I’d be good at it or I could get good at it.
"[McMahon] said to me, ‘You’ll be like me.’
"I didn’t know if I’d be good at it and I didn’t know what all it entailed. I didn’t know if I would get any real fulfillment out of it. But right off the bat, maybe two weeks in, I was a part of a battle royal and I had an idea that Tye Dillinger would be one of the last three guys.
"I thought his ’10’ stuff was getting over and I thought it would be good and he could have a good showing. I’ve been given those same things where maybe you’re not being super featured but they throw you a little something and then see what happens out of it. The audience was completely with [Dillinger].
When he came back, he was happy and I felt that fulfillment, which now I’ve felt a million times over. I love my job. I’ve been doing this now almost a year and a half and I haven’t taken a week off yet. I see that a lot, and then of course I’ll see negative comments. The truth is in the middle somewhere.”
It turns out Vince still has a good eye for talent, even if it's outside of the ring as he knew Kidd would be a success.
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