Due to a knee injury sustained at a WWE Live Event in late December, he would be forced to take an extended hiatus from in-ring competition. The only opponents he’d face for six to eight months would be ligament and meniscus tears in his right knee and a fracture in his tibia plateau. His only tag team partner? Physical therapy.
The article also includes a quote from Tyson Kidd, responding to CM Punk putting him over during Punk's "pipebomb" on Raw last week:
“I’ve always considered myself a workhorse, and I’ve definitely used that word to describe myself over the last two years,” Kidd said, reflecting on Punk’s carefully chosen terminology. “I go out there and give it my all every single match — and I’ve been doing that for 17 years. Whether in WWE or Japan or Europe or back home in (Calgary, Alberta’s) Stampede Wrestling, it’s always been the same story. In a worst-case scenario, I will outwrestle everybody on this show. Anyone that’s gonna outwrestle me had better perform after me, because I’m going to outperform everybody that I saw before me.”