ROH Debut: 2009
ROH Title(s) Held:
ROH World Tag Team Championship w/ Bobby Fish
(3/2/13 - 7/27/13)
(8/17/13 - 3/8/13)
(5/17/14 - Present)
Since making his Ring of Honor debut in 2009, the faithful have watched Kyle O'Reilly transition from a confident, talented rookie with the potential to achieve great things, often by the side of mentor Davey Richards, to a confident, talented man who is now achieving those great things, especially as one-half of reDRagon with tag team partner, Bobby Fish. Kyle O'Reilly's explosiveness and technical prowess has seen him become one of the most dangerous competitors in all of Ring of Honor, even if his transportation is his moms van.
Hailing from Vancouver, British Colombia, O'Reilly would apply his craft on the Canadian independent circuit before debuting in Ring of Honor on an episode of ROH on HDNet in 2009. Often seen by the side of trainer and mentor Davey Richards, O'Reilly would begin making his own mark in 2010 when he formed a team with Adam Cole, known as Future Shock. Together the young duo began carving out a spot in the tag team division, always giving it their all against teams old and new, as they ascended the ladder.
O'Reilly would take part in the inaugural Top Prospect Tournament in 2011, making it to the final where he was defeated by Mike Bennett. At Honor Takes Center Stage Night One in Atlanta, Georgia, Future Shock would succumb to defeat at the hands of The Briscoes, and on Night 2 to The Kings of Wrestling in the opening contest, putting on strong performances in both matches, receiving a loud applause as it became more and more apparent that the future of ROH was in good hands.
Future Shock continued their rise but were unable to find tag team gold before they disbanded at the outset of 2012, O'Reilly taking the side of Davey Richards who was having a dispute with American Wolves partner Eddie Edwards, who himself was backed up by Adam Cole. O'Reilly and Cole's competitive nature began showing at this time and it would lead to their first big main event match at the 10th Anniversary Show: Young Wolves Rising when O'Reilly and Richards were defeated by Edwards and Cole when Cole pinned then ROH World Champion, Davey Richards for the win.
The former Future Shock members issues erupted at Showdown in the Sun: Day 2 when O'Reilly defeated Cole by grabbing the tights. It then became an issue of who was the better wrestler, the disagreement being decided in the first and only "Hybrid Fighting Rules" match at Best in the World 2012, where both O'Reilly and Cole shun by stealing the show, the match memorable for the gruesome image of Cole's mouth spewing blood after a viscous punch from O'Reilly.
On the same night, Kyle came to the ring and announced that he was done standing in Davey Richards' corner and shadow. Once Richards returned two months later, their issues continued until a confrontation on Ring of Honor Wrestling lead to O'Reilly forming a friendship with newly signed Bobby Fish, the two taking an issue with Richards who had no help until he called on former partner Eddie Edwards to back him up. At Final Battle 2012, the reunited American Wolves defeated the newly formed reDRagon in what would be the first of the two teams collisions.
It could be said that as a member of reDRagon, O'Reilly began coming into his own as an individual, he stopped his complaining which had became a consistent trend of his and alongside Fish enjoyed virtually instant success when they upset The Briscoes at the 11th Anniversary Show and captured their first ROH World Tag Team Championship reign. Together they fended off The Briscoes, SCUM, C&C Wrestle Factory and The American Wolves until The Forever Hooligans upset reDRagon on an episode of Ring of Honor Wrestling. It didn't take long for them to win the title back - three weeks actually - and from a different team, The American Wolves at Manhattan Mayhem V.
After dealing with Outlaw Inc for the remainder of 2013, reDRagon's 2014 started well until they lost the ROH World Tag Team Championships to The Young Bucks at Raising the Bar Night 2 in Chicago Ridge, Illinois. reDRagon immediately requested a rematch but were told they would have to earn it, leading to a Three-Way Tag Team match at Supercard of Honor VIII in New Orleans, Louisiana against The Forever Hooligans and War Machine where they emerged triumphant.
At War of the Worlds, reDRagon regained their titles and commenced their third reign, friend "Filthy" Tom Lawlor of the UFC joining them in their corner as they defeated The Young Bucks. The duo said that they would redefine what people knew about tag team wrestling and at Ring of Honor's first live pay-per-view Best in the World, reDRagon defeated the returning Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian to retain their titles.
It was announced that on August 10, reDRagon would make their debuts for New Japan Pro-Wrestling as representatives of Ring of Honor at the historic G1 Climax Finals at the Seibu Dome, when they challenge the IWGP Jr. Tag Team Champions, The Time Splitters, Alex Shelley and KUSHIDA. This will be O'Reilly's first foray into Japan, something he has worked towards since becoming a professional wrestler. O'Reilly is also the co-host of "The Fish Tank", a segment hosted by reDRagon tag team partner, Bobby Fish.