TJ Wilson: Bryan Danielson Made My Job Easy, It Was Fun

In 2003, a young TJ Wilson (Stampede Kid) and Bryan Danielson (American Dragon) united in Japan for a tour in NJPW.

Wilson (Tyson Kidd in WWE) shared the rig with many greats during his tours in NJPW, including Jushin Thunder Liger. Similar to Liger, Danielson made life easy for Wilson.

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Speaking to Ryan Satin on Out of Character, Wilson reflected on sharing the ring with Danielson.

"My whole second tour of New Japan was Bryan and I in tags. We would do tags, six-man, and eight-man tags. Liger, same thing, he would come to back, ‘Perfect, every night so good.’ I was like, ‘teaming with Bryan is about as easy as it gets. This is easy.’ He makes my job so easy and it was fun," he said.

In WWE, the two men had a handful of matches, including an infamous Saturday Morning Slam match. Saturday Morning Slam was geared towards kids and featured a bit more comedy in matches.

"What I always laugh so hard about that match is, it has to be the funniest or worst use of Kane’s entrance and pyro of all-time. We used it out of like the airplane, and it goes into an airplane spin. That distracted me and Bryan hit me with an airplane spin. He’s dizzy too, so he misses a dropkick in the corner where I’m nowhere near there. I remember Bryan laughing so hard. That was in Buffalo, and this fan has a giant sign saying ‘Tyson Kidd is a workhorse.’ We get to the back and Bryan was laughing so hard and was like, ‘Not tonight. Not tonight you’re not’ because we were in this comedy match. He’s laughing and is all, ‘You really let that guy down tonight,'" Wilson recalled with a laugh of his own.

Unfortunately, Wilson's in-ring career ended in 2015 due to injury. He spent the final years of his career teaming with Cesaro (Claudio Castagnoli in AEW), winning the WWE Tag Team Championships.

Claudio and Bryan are now aligned in AEW as members of the Blackpool Combat Club.

Elsewhere during the interview, Wilson praised Angelo Dawkins. You can find his full comments by clicking here.

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