Natalya comes from the famous Hart family, which has given top superstars such as Bret Hart and Owen Hart to WWE. She has won the women’s WWE championship twice, and in addition to that, she’s also a one-time women’s tag team champion.
It’s fair to say that The Queen of ‘Harts’ has had a stellar career in the pro wrestling promotion. However, very few fans of the two-time WWE women’s champion know that she’s married to a retired WWE superstar.
— Nattie (@NatbyNature) February 14, 2022
Yes, Natalya Neidhart is married to retired WWE superstar Theodore James Wilson, who worked with the promotion under the name Tyson Kidd. He has been working with WWE as a full-time producer since 2017.
How did Natalya start dating TJ Wilson?
Natalya and TJ Wilson met for the first time when they were kids. That happened after Wilson befriended the members of the Hart family (Teddy Hart and Harry Smith) at the young age of 10.
The pair used to train together at the Hart Dungeon and later went on to tour numerous pro wrestling promotions together before they were signed by WWE in 2006. However, according to a report, they started dating in 2001.
Wilson trained at Stu Hart’s legendary Dungeon for numerous years, which is famous as the training home of top stars including Bret Hart, Chris Jericho, and Edge. Consequently, he competed in his first pro wrestling match in 1995 at Stampede Wrestling promotion.
When did Natalya marry TJ Wilson?
After getting signed by WWE in 2006, TJ Wilson and Natalya Neidhart also worked together in the pro wrestling promotion alongside David Hart Smith in a faction named ‘The Hart Dynasty’. However, the faction was later disbanded, and all superstars were given a solo career.
After dating for almost 12 years, full of ups and downs, the wrestling power couple of Natalya and TJ Wilson tied the knot on June 26, 2013. Moreover, their marriage was well documented in ‘Total Divas’.
TJ Wilson’s career-ending injury
While fighting in a match on the June 1, 2015 edition of RAW, the former WWE superstar suffered a career-ending injury. Samoa Joe botched a high-risk Muscle Buster while in a brawl with Tyson Kidd.
It was later disclosed that he required 16 staples, four screws, and a rod inserted into his neck. Wilson also revealed that only 5% of people would have survived his injury. After a series of operations as well as complications, it was evident that TJ Wilson wouldn’t be able to make his in-ring return anytime soon.
Thus, in 2017, he was signed as a full-time producer by WWE. His colleagues in the company have always praised his “mind for the business” as well as his ability to produce matches with decent storytelling. Hence, it was great for Wilson who once thought that he wouldn’t be able to be a part of wrestling.