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Kyle O'Reilly
An image of the Kyle O'Reilly.
Birth name Kyle Greenwood
Born March 1, 1987 (age 35)
Delta, British Columbia
Resides St. Louis, Missouri
Professional wrestling career
Ring name(s) Kyle O'Reilly
Billed height 6 ft. 0 in. (1.83 m)
Billed weight 200 lb. (91 kg)
Billed from Vancouver, British Columbia
Trained by Aaron Idol
Scotty Mac
Davey Richards
Tony Kozina
Debut 2005

Kyle Greenwood (born July 26, 1983) is an American professional wrestler signed with WWE where he currently performs on their NXT brand under the ring name Kyle O'Reilly and is a member of The Undisputed Era.

He is best known for his time with Ring of Honor (ROH). He also worked for New Japan Pro Wrestling and competed for several independent promotions, most notably Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. O’Reilly is a one-time ROH World Champion, three-time ROH World Tag Team Champion alongside Fish as reDRagon, while in PWG he is a one-time World Champion and the winner of the promotion's 2013 Battle of Los Angeles.

Professional wrestling career[]

ECCW (2005–2017)[]

O'Reilly appeared at NWA: Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling (ECCW)'s television tapings on December 23, 2005, where he and Tony Tisoy lost to Wrathchild and Killswitch. In January 2006, 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. O'Reilly graduated from ECCW's House of Pain Wrestling School on May 29, 2006. At the graduation show, O'Reilly pinned his trainer Aaron Idol. He continued to appear in ECCW throughout the remainder of 2006 and early 2007. In March 2007, 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. On March 30, O'Reilly defeated Sylum in an "I Quit" match to end the feud.

In June 2007, O'Reilly entered the Pacific Cup tournament, where he faced Tony Kozina and Scotty Mac in the final and was victorious. On July 21, O'Reilly defeated Ice to win the NWA Canadian Junior Heavyweight Championship. He lost the championship back to Ice just six days later. The following month, on August 18, O'Reilly once again defeated Ice to win the NWA Canadian Junior Heavyweight Championship for the second time, but lost it back to Ice again the same day. In a rematch on August 24, the match ended in a double pin, causing the championship to be vacated. As a result, O'Reilly and Ice competed in a best of five series to determine the new champion. O'Reilly defeated Ice in the first match of the series on November 16, but Ice won the second to tie the series at one all. O'Reilly won the third match, but Ice won the fourth, a street fight. In the rubber match on December 28, O'Reilly defeated Ice in a Last Man Standing match to win the championship for the third time.

In 2008, O'Reilly attempted to win the Pacific Cup for the second year in a row, but was unsuccessful. He 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. In April 2009, O'Reilly and 19 other wrestlers took part in ECCW's Wrestling With Hunger marathon show, where he wrestled almost 40 matches in 72 hours to raise money for a local food bank.

On March 19, 2010, O'Reilly competed in a three-way match for the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship against champion Billy Suede and Sylum. In April, O'Reilly defeated Rick Sterling at Title vs. Title. He entered the Pacific Cup tournament again on June 6, defeating Azeem and Suede en route to the final where he lost to Artemis Spencer. At To Hell and Back on June 25, O'Reilly wrestled twice in one night, defeating Ice before losing to Sylum in a match for the NWA Canadian Heavyweight Championship. The following night, O'Reilly teamed with El Phantasmo to face Pop Culture in a two out of three falls match, which Pop Culture won, two falls to one. On July 10, O'Reilly lost to Tony Baroni. O'Reilly returned to ECCW to compete in the Pacific Cup tournaments in 2011 and 2014.

O'Reilly returned to ECCW on January 14, 2017 for Ballroom Brawl 7 where he defeated El Phantasmo for the ECCW Championship. He vacated the title immediately after winning to ensure ECCW would have a fighting champion as he figured out his future.

Independent circuit (2008–2019)[]

O'Reilly made his Full Impact Pro (FIP) debut at the In Full Force show on May 30, 2008, where he lost to Damien Wayne. He appeared again for FIP the following night at Southern Justice 2008 wrestling Johnny DeBall. The match ended in a no contest when Davey Richards attacked both competitors. He 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, O'Reilly appeared at the Evolve promotion's inaugural show, where he defeated Bobby Fish. At Evolve 2: Hero vs. Hidaka, O'Reilly defeated Hallowicked, who a replacement for an injured TJP. O'Reilly suffered his first loss in the promotion at Evolve 3: Rise or Fall, when he lost to TJP. He lost his second match to Ricochet at Evolve 5: Danielson vs. Sawa, giving him a record of two wins and two losses.

O'Reilly appeared at Dragon Gate USA (DGUSA)'s Open the Freedom Gate pay-per-view taping on November 28, 2009 on the pre-show, where he defeated Adam Cole. At the DGUSA Fearless pay-per-view, O'Reilly won a six-way match on the pre-show, before he accompanied Davey Richards to the ring for his match. On September 26, 2010, O'Reilly participated in six pack challenge, which was won by Brodie Lee at a DGUSA in Milwaukee.

On August 28, 2010, O'Reilly competed in Chikara's Young Lions Cup tournament, but lost to Adam Cole in the quarter-finals.

On May 26, 2017 at WCPW Pro Wrestling World Cup - Canadian Qualifying Round O'Reilly defeated Tyson Dux in the first round of the Canada Leg. O'Reilly was defeated by Mike Bailey in the Semi-Finals. O'Reilly competed in the Progress Wrestling Super Strong Style 16 Tournament in May 2019.

Ring of Honor (2009–2017)[]

O'Reilly made his Ring of Honor (ROH) debut in 2009. On November 13, 2009, Tony Kozina defeated O'Reilly. On the December 21, 2009 episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling, taped on November 5, O'Reilly lost to Chris Hero. At the February 5, 2010 tapings on Ring of Honor Wrestling, O'Reilly defeated Tony Kozina. On April 23, 2010, in Dayton, Ohio, O'Reilly defeated Sampson. On September 10, 2010, O'Reilly was defeated by ROH World Champion Austin Aries. Three days later, ROH announced they had signed O'Reilly to a contract with the company.

O'Reilly then began to ally himself with fellow ROH newcomer Adam Cole, with the pair forming a tag team. At the October 2 Ring of Honor Wrestling tapings they defeated the team of Grizzly Redwood and Mike Sydal. They lost to Steve Corino and Kevin Steen on October 15, and the All Night Express of Kenny King and Rhett Titus at a show on October 16. They defeated the Bravado Brothers (Lance and Harlem) on the November 8 episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling. On November 12, O'Reilly participated in the 2010 edition of the Survival of the Fittest tournament, but was eliminated by Kevin Steen in the first round. The following night in Toronto, O'Reilly and Cole defeated the Bravado Brothers. 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 (Rhett Titus and Kenny King). On April 1 and 2 at Chapter One and Two of Honor Takes Center Stage, O'Reilly and Cole faced The Briscoe Brothers (Jay and Mark) and The Kings of Wrestling (Chris Hero and Claudio Castagnoli) in two losing efforts, despite putting on strong performances. On July 8, O'Reilly and Cole defeated the Bravado Brothers to earn a future shot at the ROH World Tag Team Championship. On July 25, ROH announced that O'Reilly had re-signed with the promotion. At the August 13 tapings of Ring of Honor Wrestling, the tag team of O'Reilly and Cole was named Future Shock.

At the January 7, 2012, tapings of Ring of Honor Wrestling, Future Shock disbanded and O'Reilly formed a new tag team named Team Ambition with Davey Richards, opposite Adam Cole and Eddie Edwards. Outside of ROH, the team also came to include Tony Kozina. On March 4 at the 10th Anniversary Show, Team Ambition was defeated in a main event tag team match by Cole and Edwards. On March 31 at Showdown in the Sun, O'Reilly faced Cole and defeated him using an underhanded tactic. On June 24 at Best in the World 2012: Hostage Crisis, O'Reilly was defeated by Cole in a "Hybrid Rules" match. Afterward, O'Reilly slapped Cole as he tried to make peace with his former partner and later announced that he was now going after Richards, cementing his heel turn.

On December 16 at Final Battle 2012: Doomsday, O'Reilly and Bobby Fish (known as reDRagon) faced the reformed American Wolves (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards) in a losing effort. At the following iPPV, 11th Anniversary Show on March 2, 2013, O'Reilly and Fish defeated the Briscoe Brothers for the ROH World Tag Team Championship. The same month, they successfully defended the championship against Alabama Attitude (Corey Hollis and Mike Posey), before retaining it at Best in the World 2013 in June in a three-way match against the C & C Wrestle Factory (Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander) and S.C.U.M. (Cliff Compton and Rhett Titus). They lost the title to the Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero) on July 27, but regained the title from the American Wolves on August 17. Over the next several months reDRagon successfully defended the championship against teams including the C & C Wrestle Factory, the Forever Hooligans, and Jay Lethal and Michael Elgin. They retained the championship against Outlaw, Inc. (Homicide and Eddie Kingston) at Final Battle 2013 in December and Adrenaline Rush (ACH and TaDarius Thomas) at the 12th Anniversary Show in February 2014. On March 8, 2014, reDRagon lost the title to The Young Bucks. ReDRagon regained the tag team championship from The Young Bucks on May 17, at the ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) co-promoted pay-per-view War of the Worlds. They successfully defended the championship against The Briscoe Brothers on June 7 and against Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian at ROH's first live pay-per-view Best in the World 2014 on June 22. On November 23, reDRagon defeated ACH and Matt Sydal, The Addiction (Daniels and Kazarian), and The Briscoes to retain the ROH World Tag Team Championship and win the Tag Wars tournament. They followed up their victory with successful title defenses against the Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and Kushida) at Final Battle 2014, The Young Bucks in March 2015 at ROH's 13th Anniversary Show, and The Kingdom (Michael Bennett and Matt Taven) at Supercard of Honor IX. O'Reilly and Fish lost the tag team title to The Addiction at the Ring of Honor Wrestling tapings on April 4. On September 18, 2015, at All Star Extravaganza VII, O'Reilly received a shot at the ROH World Championship, but was defeated when Adam Cole turned on him.

On August 19, 2016, at Death Before Dishonor XIV, O'Reilly made his return and surprisingly interrupting Cole's victory celebration as the two-time ROH World Champion by attacking him, thus reigniting their feud. On December 2 at Final Battle, O'Reilly defeated Cole to win the ROH World Championship for the first time. On December 31, O'Reilly's ROH contract expired. He 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, O'Reilly lost the ROH World Championship back to Cole at NJPW's Wrestle Kingdom 11 in Tokyo Dome. On January 11, 2017, 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.

Pro Wrestling Guerrilla (2011–2017)[]

On October 22, 2011, O'Reilly debuted in Pro Wrestling Guerrilla alongside regular tag team partner Adam Cole as Future Shock. They unsuccessfully challenged The Young Bucks (Matt and Nick Jackson) for the PWG World Tag Team Championship. At Fear on December 10, Future Shock were defeated by the RockNES Monsters (Johnny Goodtime and Johnny Yuma). On April 21, 2012, Future Shock entered the annual Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament (DDT4), where they made it to the semifinals, before losing to the eventual tournament winners, Super Smash Bros. (Player Uno and Stupefied). On July 21 at PWG's ninth anniversary event, Future Shock unsuccessfully challenged the Super Smash Bros. for the PWG World Tag Team Championship in a three-way ladder match, which also included The Young Bucks. On January 12, 2013, Future Shock entered the 2013 Dynamite Duumvirate Tag Team Title Tournament. After defeating the DojoBros (Eddie Edwards and Roderick Strong) in their first round match, the team was eliminated from the tournament in the semifinals by El Generico and Kevin Steen.

On August 30, O'Reilly entered the 2013 Battle of Los Angeles, defeating Trent? in his first round match. The following day, O'Reilly first defeated ACH in the second round, then Drake Younger in the semifinals and finally Michael Elgin in the finals to win the 2013 Battle of Los Angeles and become the number one contender to the PWG World Championship, held by his former Future Shock partner Adam Cole. O'Reilly received his title shot on October 19, but was defeated by Cole, following interference from Kevin Steen and The Young Bucks. 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. In August, O'Reilly made it to the semifinals of the 2014 Battle of Los Angeles, but was forced to withdraw from the match after suffering a storyline injury at the hands of Roderick Strong. On December 12, 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, O’Reilly defeated Marty Scurll and the next night reDRagon lost to The Young Bucks failing to the tag titles. on July 29, O’Reilly received a PWG World Title match against Zack Sabre Jr. but lost. on September 2, reDRagon and Dalton Castle lost a six-man tag to Mount Rushmore 2.0 (Adam Cole, Matt Jackson and Nick Jackson). on September 3, O’Reilly defeated Matthew Riddle in the 1st round of a tournament but lost in the quarter-finals to Mark Haskins. on December 16, reDRagon defeated Death By Elbow (Chris Hero and JT Dunn). on April 21, 2017, O'Reilly lost to Michael Elgin. then on May 19, reDRagon lost to The Chosen Bros (Jeff Cobb and Matthew Riddle).

New Japan Pro Wrestling (2014–2017)[]

Through ROH's relationship with NJPW, reDRagon made an appearance for the Japanese promotion on August 10, unsuccessfully challenging Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and Kushida) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship. reDRagon returned to NJPW on October 25 to take part in the 2014 Super Jr. Tag Tournament. On November 3, reDRagon defeated The Young Bucks in the finals to win the tournament. Five days later at Power Struggle, reDRagon defeated Time Splitters in a rematch to become the new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions. They made their first successful title defense on January 4, 2015, at Wrestle Kingdom 9 in Tokyo Dome, in a four-way match against Forever Hooligans, Time Splitters and The Young Bucks. On February 11 at The New Beginning in Osaka, reDRagon lost the title to The Young Bucks in a three-way match, also involving Time Splitters. reDRagon returned to NJPW on May 3 at Wrestling Dontaku 2015, where they unsuccessfully challenged for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship in a three-way match with Roppongi Vice (Beretta and Rocky Romero) and The Young Bucks. Later that month, O'Reilly entered the 2015 Best of the Super Juniors. Finishing with a record of six wins and one loss, he won his block and advanced to the finals of the tournament. On June 7, O'Reilly was defeated in the finals of the tournament by Kushida. Following the tournament, reDRagon received a rematch for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship in a three-way match, also involving Roppongi Vice, but were again defeated by The Young Bucks on July 5 at Dominion 7.5 in Osaka-jo Hall. On August 16, reDRagon defeated The Young Bucks to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship for the second time. They lost the title back to The Young Bucks in a four-way match that also included Roppongi Vice and Matt Sydal and Ricochet on January 4, 2016, at Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo Dome. On October 10 at King of Pro-Wrestling, O'Reilly received his first singles title shot in NJPW, when he unsuccessfully challenged Katsuyori Shibata for the NEVER Openweight Championship. at Wrestle Kingdom 11, O'Reilly lost the ROH World Championship to Adam Cole.

WWE (2019–present)[]

Main article: Undisputed Era

O'Reilly would make his WWE debut in 2019, aligning himself with Adam Cole and Bobby Fish becoming known as Undisputed Era. Fish and O'Reilly quickly go onto challenge for the WWE Tag Team Championship but would come up short. At the 2020 Royal Rumble, both O'Reilly and Fish were involved in the match and would both be eliminated by Undisputed Era teammate Adam Cole who would go onto win the match. Following this both O'Reilly and Fish took some time off to heal some nagging injuries. At WrestleMania, both O'Reilly and Fish would make their return interfering in the Money in the Bank Ladder match attempting to help Jake Anderson whom had formed a new Undisputed Era with Adam Cole, thus fully reuniting the Undisputed Era.

On the following episode of Raw, Undisputed Era attacked Jimmy Jacobs backstage, injuring him, before claiming that they would continue to attack Superstars at random until the entire locker room took them seriously. On the premiere episode of SmackDown on FOX, Undisputed Era would attack Daniel Bryan injuring him much like they had Jimmy Jacobs. They would also attack Seth Rollins a couple weeks later, putting him on the shelf. Undisputed Era would begin feuding with Johnny Gargano after they offered him a spot as a member of Undisputed Era only for him to turn them down, resulting in Undisputed Era attacking him. On the May 25, 2020 episode of Raw, Undisputed Era would attempt to interfere in the Fatal Four Way Steel Cage match for the Intercontinental Championship involving Johnny Gargano, only for him to throw Adam Cole off of the cage and onto the other members of Undisputed Era. Gargano would go onto win the match and the Intercontinental Championship.

On the June 1, 2020 episode of Raw, Undisputed Era would call out Johnny Gargano and would begin brawling with him, managing to outnumber him before Jimmy Jacobs would make his return after being put on the shelf for over a month by Undisputed Era, saving Gargano only for the latter to reject the help and shove Jacobs. The next night on the June 2, 2020 episode of SmackDown, Undisputed Era would confront Charlie Haas and Shane Thorne letting them know that their reign as Tag Team Champions was coming to an end at Unforgiven. On the June 9, 2020 episode of SmackDown, Undisputed Era would take over commentary for most of the show leading up to the WWE Hardcore Championship match between Pastor William Eaver and Austin Gunn, before Adam Cole would interject himself into it, turning it into a Triple Threat. Cole would be unsuccessful in his attempt to capture the title once again with Eaver retaining. At Unforgiven, Cole and Anderson would defeat Thorne and Haas to become the new WWE Tag Team Champions bringing the titles into Undisputed Era. A week later on the July 6, 2020 episode of Raw, Anderson and Morgan managed to get married in the ring, it wasn't until after the wedding that Pastor William Eaver and Jimmy Jacobs ― whom were disguised as both the Minister and a Violinist respectively would ambush Anderson and the rest of Undisputed Era. After they began to be outnumbered, Johnny Gargano made his presence known making the save for Eaver and Jacobs, running off Undisputed Era.

On the July 17, 2020 episode of SmackDown, Cole would lose a match to Johnny Gargano after interference from Fish and O'Reilly backfired on them, despite Cole telling them not to interfere ― Anderson would tell them to interfere backstage prior to the match. Gargano would choose a War Games match as the stipulation making it official for SummerSlam and that it would be Undisputed Era vs. Team Gargano. After a match on the July 20, 2020 episode of Raw, after their match Cole and Anderson would get into an argument with one another over the loss, needing to be separated by Fish and O'Reilly but not before Anderson appeared to leave the faction after removing his Undisputed Era armband. On the July 27, 2020 episode of Raw, Anderson and the rest of Undisputed Era would talk things out as him and Adam Cole would settle their differences as Cole would offer up his arm band to Jake as a peace offering. On the August 3rd, 2020 episode of Raw, it was revealed that the Big Show would be Johnny Gargano's fourth member of his team at SummerSlam, reciting his past history with Anderson. Later on, Anderson along with the rest of Undisputed Era would attack Big Show backstage, targeting his ankle it would then be revealed that Anderson would face Big Show a week later with the winner earning the War Games advantage for their team at SummerSlam. On the August 10, 2020 episode of Raw, Anderson would defeat Big Show earning Undisputed Era the advantage for War Games, after the match Anderson would once again attack Big Show's ankle using a steel chair as well as a sledgehammer. It would later be revealed that Big Show had suffered a torn achilles tendon and was ruled out of the War Games match at SummerSlam, leaving Gargano without a fourth member of his team. At SummerSlam, Team Gargano would defeat Undisputed Era after Adam Cole turned on Jake Anderson, hitting him with a Kendo stick which allowed Jimmy Jacobs to pick up the win. After the match Adam Cole would attack Anderson, turning face in the process and effectively leaving Undisputed Era.

On the September 7, 2020 episode of Raw, Cole would explain his actions before later in the night he was scheduled to team with Anderson, however the latter wouldn't show up for the match thus rendering it a Handicap match which Cole would lose and afterwards Anderson would attack Cole with a steel chair, following it up with a Brainbuster onto a chair. Anderson would later return and respond to Cole's disparaging remarks towards him and as it looked as though Anderson was walking into a 3 on 1 situation (Cole and O'Reilly sided with Cole) Fish and O'Reilly would turn on Adam Cole, attacking him as a three on one beatdown ensued. Anderson would then reveal that Roderick Strong was the newest member of Undisputed Era and seemingly replacing Adam Cole as Anderson would reveal that this was now his Undisputed Era. On the September 14th, 2020 episode of Raw, Undisputed Era would again attack Cole, this time backstage severely injuring his shoulder. Later that night they would interfere in Cole's Intercontinental Championship match but would fail to prevent him from winning the title.

On the September 21, 2020 episode of Raw, Anderson would come up short in his WWE Championship match against Kenny Omega after getting counted out from a distraction from Adam Cole who had taken out each member of Undisputed Era one by one throughout the night. This would be O'Reilly's last appearance on the main roster as he would sign an exclusive contract with NXT, however he remained still affiliated with Undisputed Era.

In wrestling[]

  • Finishing moves
    • ARMageddon (Jujigatame)
    • Brainbuster
  • Signature moves
    • Ankle lock
    • Heel hook
    • Double leglock
    • Rolling butterfly suplex
    • Axe and Smash (Axe kick followed by a forearm smash)
    • Nigel (Pendulum lariat)

Nicknames

  • "The Martial Artist"
  • "Kool Kyle"
  • "The Ambassador of Kickassador"

Entrance themes

  • "Undisputed" by CFO$ (2019–2020)
  • ""I'm Shipping Up to Boston" by Dropkick Murphys

Personal life[]

Greenwood has type 1 diabetes. He cites Bret Hart, Toshiaki Kawada, Royce Gracie, and Muhammad Ali as his role models. Growing up, Greenwood participated in several sports, including amateur wrestling, ice hockey, football, lacrosse, kickboxing, Jiu-jitsu, and snowboarding, and briefly played rugby in Europe. He remains part of a rugby club. While training to become a professional wrestler, he worked as a cook at a local restaurant. Greenwood once lived with Davey Richards and Tony Kozina. O'Reilly is close friends with Adam Cole, Jake Anderson, Bobby Fish and Roderick Strong.

Championships and accomplishments[]

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