Former NXT star Kyle O’Reilly has given his first public comment since shocking the system by becoming All Elite and showing up on AEW Dynamite.
Speculation had run amok as to O’Reilly’s wrestling future after the former NXT Tag Team Champion’s WWE contract expired early in December. O’Reilly made his last appearance on NXT 2.0 losing in a cage match against former tag team partner Von Wagner.
AEW Dynamite kicked off with Adam Cole facing Orange Cassidy in one-on-one action as the rivalry between The Elite and Best Friends has grown increasingly heated in recent weeks.
With the bout in the balance, The Young Bucks and Brandon Cutler made their presence felt but were chased off by Trent, Chuck Taylor, and Wheeler Yuta. Unbeknownst to Cassidy and the fans in attendance, Adam Cole had another trick up his sleeve.
Bobby Fish came to ringside but Fish’s motive was to distract the official while Kyle O’Reilly made his stunning AEW debut, attacking Cassidy and handing the victory to his former Undisputed Era partner.
After the bout, Kyle O’Reilly and Cole went nose to nose with their incredible trilogy of increasingly violent matches in NXT in the not-so-distant past. In the end, however, Adam Cole stood side by side with O’Reilly and Fish with The Young Bucks seemingly unsure what to make of this reunion.
Now Kyle O’Reilly has commented for the first time since his incredible debut for AEW, issuing a series of messages on social media:
“Life is crazy and I’m very grateful that my professional wrestling abilities have taken me to a new frontier in which to explore my ass-kicking ways. Proud to be apart of @AEWand thanks to @TonyKhanfor the opportunity.”
“If you’re a fan of mine from elsewhere I hope you continue to support me. If you’re new to KOR prepare to see a man that pours his f’n soul into that ring every night and has an unquenchable thirst for cans of whoop ass.”
In his final tweet on the subject, O’Reilly assured fans that his previous tag team with Bobby Fish from their pre-WWE days was back:
“Also, reDRagon is back!!!”
If you’re a fan of mine from elsewhere I hope you continue to support me. If you’re new to KOR prepare to see a man that pours his f’n soul into that ring every night and has an unquenchable thirst for cans of whoop ass.
— Kyle O'Reilly (@KORcombat) December 23, 2021
With former AEW Champion Kenny Omega on the sidelines and The Young Bucks’ seeming uncertainty of the arrival of The Violent Artist, it seems a new era has arrived for The Elite and AEW, and that is most definitely undisputed.