56 Facts About Kyle O'Reilly


Kyle O'Reilly is known for his time in Ring of Honor from 2009 to 2017, and WWE where he performed on the NXT brand from 2017 to 2021, both of which he used the same ring name.


Kyle O'Reilly is a record three-time NXT Tag Team Champion, and was a founding member of The Undisputed Era.


Kyle O'Reilly worked for New Japan Pro-Wrestling and competed for several independent promotions, most notably Pro Wrestling Guerrilla.


In January 2006, Kyle O'Reilly was in the main event of ECCW's tenth anniversary show, teaming with Fast Freddy Funk and Kurt Sterling to defeat Michelle Starr, Johnny Canuck and Vance Nevada.


Kyle O'Reilly graduated from ECCW's House of Pain Wrestling School on May 29,2006.


At the graduation show, Kyle O'Reilly pinned his trainer Aaron Idol.


Kyle O'Reilly has appeared in ECCW throughout the remainder of 2006 and early 2007.

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In March 2007, Kyle O'Reilly began a feud with Sid Sylum, losing to him in a "European Rounds" match on March 2, before he teamed with Veronika Vice to defeat Sylum and Nikki Matthews in a mixed tag team match the following night.


In June 2007, Kyle O'Reilly entered the Pacific Cup tournament, where he faced Tony Kozina and Scotty Mac in the final and was victorious.


Kyle O'Reilly lost the championship back to Ice just six days later.


Kyle O'Reilly won the third match, but Ice won the fourth, a street fight.


In 2008, Kyle O'Reilly attempted to win the Pacific Cup for the second year in a row, but was unsuccessful.


Kyle O'Reilly defeated Halo and Azeem en route to the final, a three-way elimination match against Billy Suede and El Phantasmo, but was the first man eliminated.


On March 19,2010, Kyle O'Reilly competed in a three-way match for the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship against champion Billy Suede and Sylum.


Kyle O'Reilly returned to ECCW to compete in the Pacific Cup tournaments in 2011 and 2014.


Kyle O'Reilly returned to ECCW on January 14,2017, for Ballroom Brawl 7 where he defeated El Phantasmo for the ECCW Championship.


Kyle O'Reilly vacated the title 49 days later to ensure ECCW would have a fighting champion as he figured out his future.


Kyle O'Reilly made his Full Impact Pro debut at the In Full Force show on May 30,2008, where he lost to Damien Wayne.


Kyle O'Reilly appeared again for FIP the following night at Southern Justice 2008 wrestling Johnny DeBall.


Kyle O'Reilly returned to FIP in November 2009, appearing at the Jeff Peterson Memorial Cup, Night 1 where he teamed with Tony Kozina in a Tag Team Rumble which was won by Bumz R' Us.


On January 16,2010, Kyle O'Reilly appeared at the Evolve promotion's inaugural show, where he defeated Bobby Fish.


At Evolve 2: Hero vs Hidaka, Kyle O'Reilly defeated Hallowicked, who a replacement for an injured TJP.


Kyle O'Reilly suffered his first loss in the promotion at Evolve 3: Rise or Fall, when he lost to TJP.


Kyle O'Reilly lost his second match to Ricochet at Evolve 5: Danielson vs Sawa, giving him a record of two wins and two losses.


At the DGUSA Fearless pay-per-view, Kyle O'Reilly won a six-way match on the pre-show, before he accompanied Davey Richards to the ring for his match.

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On September 26,2010, Kyle O'Reilly participated in six pack challenge, which was won by Brodie Lee at a DGUSA in Milwaukee.


On May 26,2017, at WCPW Pro Wrestling World Cup - Canadian Qualifying Round Kyle O'Reilly defeated Tyson Dux in the first round of the Canada Leg.


Kyle O'Reilly competed in the Progress Wrestling Super Strong Style 16 Tournament in May 2019.


Kyle O'Reilly made his Ring of Honor debut in 2009.


At the February 5,2010 tapings on Ring of Honor Wrestling, Kyle O'Reilly defeated Tony Kozina.


On September 10,2010, Kyle O'Reilly was defeated by Austin Aries.


Kyle O'Reilly then began to ally himself with fellow ROH newcomer Adam Cole, with the pair forming a tag team.


On November 12, Kyle O'Reilly participated in the 2010 edition of the Survival of the Fittest tournament, but was eliminated by Kevin Steen in the first round.


Kyle O'Reilly made his ROH pay-per-view debut on December 18 at Final Battle 2010, where he and Cole were defeated by the All Night Express.


At the January 7,2012, tapings of Ring of Honor Wrestling, Future Shock disbanded and Kyle O'Reilly formed a new tag team named Team Ambition with Davey Richards, opposite Adam Cole and Eddie Edwards.


On June 24 at Best in the World 2012: Hostage Crisis, Kyle O'Reilly was defeated by Cole in a "Hybrid Rules" match.


On September 18,2015, at All Star Extravaganza VII, Kyle O'Reilly received a shot at the ROH World Championship, but was defeated when Adam Cole turned on him.


Kyle O'Reilly was said to be reviewing his future options and working for ROH on a per date agreement until he made a decision.


On January 4,2017, Kyle O'Reilly lost the ROH World Championship back to Cole at NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 11 in Tokyo Dome.


On January 11,2017, Kyle O'Reilly was removed from the ROH roster page and pulled from all upcoming ROH events, indicating his contract with Ring of Honor had expired, ending his 8-year tenure with the company.


On October 22,2011, Kyle O'Reilly debuted in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla alongside regular tag team partner Adam Cole as Future Shock.


Kyle O'Reilly received a rematch for the PWG World Championship in a "Knockout or Submission Only" match on May 23,2014, and defeated Cole to become the new champion.


On December 12, Kyle O'Reilly successfully defended the PWG World Championship against the 2014 Battle of Los Angeles winner Ricochet, only to lose it to Strong in an impromptu Guerrilla Warfare match immediately afterward.


On March 4,2016, Kyle O'Reilly defeated Marty Scurll and the next night reDRagon lost to The Young Bucks failing to the tag titles.


Later that month, Kyle O'Reilly entered the 2015 Best of the Super Juniors.

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At Wrestle Kingdom 11, Kyle O'Reilly lost the ROH World Championship to Adam Cole.


Kyle O'Reilly made his debut for WWE's NXT brand at the July 12,2017, television tapings of NXT, which aired on August 2, losing to Aleister Black.


At the event, Kyle O'Reilly was unsuccessful in winning the title.


When Kyle O'Reilly protested against Cole attacking Balor, Cole then hit the superkick to Kyle O'Reilly, thus signalling the end of The Undisputed Era.


The kayfabe injury led to fans speculating that Kyle O'Reilly had suffered a seizure.


Kyle O'Reilly would continue to feud with Cole until he defeated him at NXT TakeOver 36, ending the feud.


On December 22,2021, Kyle O'Reilly made his debut for All Elite Wrestling at the special Holiday Bash episode of Dynamite, attacking Orange Cassidy during his match with Adam Cole, allowing Cole to win, thus establishing himself as a heel, and after the match, Kyle O'Reilly reunited with Cole and Bobby Fish.


On May 23,2022, Kyle O'Reilly made public that he had signed a five year deal with AEW.


In May 2022, Kyle O'Reilly competed in the Owen Hart Foundation Men's Tournament until he was eliminated by Samoa Joe in a semifinal match which took place on Dynamite on May 25.


Kyle O'Reilly cites Bret Hart, Toshiaki Kawada, Royce Gracie, and Muhammad Ali as his role models.


Kyle O'Reilly remains part of a rugby club and holds a purple belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.