Season 7 of Total Divas just kicked off, but it didn't take long for fans to realize that something — rather, someone — is missing: TJ. We could always count on Tyson Kidd, aka Natalya Neidhart's husband, aka TJ, to provide comic relief during the show, what with his semi-annoyed reactions to the insanity that was often unfolding around him. But now, he's gone! Where did he go? Here's what we know.
Last year, TJ suffered a pretty bad neck injury and, reportedly, the WWE wanted to keep the details of his injury, which was very serious, private — so they removed him from the show. When he was first pulled from future episodes, TJ tweeted about it, but never got into specifics. When a fan asked him if he was returning, he basically said "no" and left it at that.
No I've been taken off the upcoming season, sorry. https://t.co/jnzyp8Xe0w— TJ Wilson (@TJWilson) July 6, 2016
No I've been taken off the upcoming season, sorry. https://t.co/jnzyp8Xe0w
Sources say that executives from WWE, which has TJ under contract, were worried he would talk about what happened during his NXT match with Samoa Joe. The WWE has been accused of treating the 37-year-old's neck issue with negligence and not handling it as well as they should have — something TJ hasn't denied.
Total Divas has undergone cast changes almost every season, so it's not unusual that TJ is no longer on the show. But the fact that his wife — and their cats — still appear does make his absence a little more suspect.
a certain darkness is needed to see the stars ✨⭐️✨ A post shared by natbynature (@natbynature) on Oct 27, 2017 at 10:29pm PDT
a certain darkness is needed to see the stars ✨⭐️✨
A post shared by natbynature (@natbynature) on Oct 27, 2017 at 10:29pm PDT
From the looks of things on Nattie's Instagram page and TJ's Twitter, the wrestling pro is doing just fine and enjoying life outside of reality TV. That said, we miss you, TJ!
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