Influential Backstage Figure Returns To WWE

Here's who returned to WWE's backstage crew for last night's Raw.

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TJ 'Tyson Kidd' Wilson seemingly returned to his backstage role for last night's episode of WWE Raw.

Fightful Select reports that the 41-year-old was listed as a producer/agent on Raw for the first time since the week commencing 17 January. Prior to that, Wilson had been a key member of WWE's backstage crew, working on multiple shows per week - so his absence was notable.

The report states that Molly Holly, Pat Buck, and Shawn Daivari assumed greater responsibility for producing women's segments in Wilson's absence. TJ is a universally-respected backstage figure in WWE - and the subject of glowing reports from multiple people who have worked with him.


Wilson's hiatus from WWE led to speculation that he was gone from the company, though this was quickly written off as a "miscommunication." Though inactive, the former Tag Team Champion was still employed by WWE and remained on good terms with the company.

Dave Meltzer of the Wrestling Observer reported in February that Wilson's absence was related to the neck issues that ultimately ended his wrestling career. Having suffered a severe spinal cord injury in June 2015, Wilson's neck is functional but prone to flaring up.

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Andy has been with WhatCulture for six years and is currently WhatCulture's Senior Wrestling Reporter. A writer, presenter, and editor with 10+ years of experience in online media, he has been a sponge for all wrestling knowledge since playing an old Royal Rumble 1992 VHS to ruin in his childhood. Having previously worked for Bleacher Report, Andy specialises in short and long-form writing, video presenting, voiceover acting, and editing, all characterised by expert wrestling knowledge and commentary. Andy is as much a fan of 1985 Jim Crockett Promotions as he is present-day AEW and WWE - just don't make him choose between the two.