Was anyone shocked on how he was booked today? i was expecting him to beat Henry with the help of Jackson Andrews but Henry gives them both the Worlds Strongest Slam. is WWE already done with Kidd?
This. It's only to give him some momentum leading to The Rumble. Tyson is doing fine, he'll win the title off Bryan at EC or Wrestlemania.Kidd will probably end up still being the #1 contender for the US Title somehow next week...maybe win a #1 contenders match or something. I doubt they would have had that backstage segment between him and Bryan otherwise.
My guess is that WWE wanted to give Mark Henry a strong look in the weeks leading into the Rumble. They do this every year with a bunch of superstars to add "suspense and uncertainty" to the Royal Rumble match outcome.