March 24, 2010
Current WWE superstar Tyson Kidd (T.J. Wilson) is about as much a part of the Hart Family as one can be without any actual Hart blood flowing through him.
Born in 1980, Wilson went to school with Teddy Hart, who is the son of Georgia Hart and B.J. Annis. That was his entry into the family, and he became good friends with Harry Smith, the son of Diana Hart and Davey Boy Smith. By the age of 10, he was basically a part of the extended family.
With so much Hart in his life, a career in wrestling was almost predetermined. He trained with various people in the Hart Dungeon in the Hart House, as well as Tokyo Joe Diago.
Wilson debuted in the rejuvenated Stampede Wrestling as a teen, and worked a dark match at a WWE show in Calgary a year later. After some polishing under the tutelage of Bret Hart, Toyko Joe got Wilson booked into Japan and England in 2002.
When at home in Calgary, Wilson would work for Stampede Wrestling, including runs as tag team champions with Bruce Hart and Juggernaut, British Commonwealth Mid-Heavyweight Champion, and North American Heavyweight Champion.
In November 2006, Wilson signed a development deal with the WWE, and was assigned to Deep South Wrestling in Atlanta. When WWE ceased its associated with DSW, Wilson went to Florida Championship Wrestling, where he was FCW Southern Heavyweight Champion, and FCW Florida Tag Team Champion with Harry Smith.
In February 2009, he made it to the WWE's ECW TV program as Tyson Kidd, managed by Natalya. By May of 2009, Kidd, Neidhart and Harry Smith -- now David Hart Smith -- were a team known as the Hart Dynasty.
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