Kyle Greenwood (born March 1, 1987) is a Canadian professional wrestler, better known by his ring name Kyle O'Reilly. He is best known by his time Ring of Honor and New Japan Pro Wrestling. O'Reilly is a former three-time ROH World Tag Team Champion alongside Bobby Fish as reDRagon.
Professional wrestling career[edit | edit source]
New Japan Pro Wrestling (2014–2017)[edit | edit source]
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 & 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.
Personal life[edit | edit source]
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.
In wrestling[edit | edit source]
- Finishing moves
- Signature moves
- Ax and Smash (Scissors stomp to a kneeling or bent-over opponent's head followed by an elbow smash)
- Nigel (Pendulum lariat) – adopted from Nigel McGuinness
- Front missile dropkick from the ring apron to the outside of the ring
- Regal-Plex (Bridging leg hook belly-to-back suplex)
- Triple rolling double underhook suplex
- Entrance themes
- "Dance Away" by Damn Valentines
Championships and accomplishments[edit | edit source]
- New Japan Pro Wrestling
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated
- PWI ranked him 32 of the top 500 singles wrestlers in the PWI 500 in 2016
- Pro Wrestling Prestige
- PWP Tag Team Championship (1 time) – with Davey Richards
- Ring of Honor
References[edit | edit source]
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- Official Facebook Page (2011-10-07). Retrieved on 2011-10-07.
- Johns, Fred 2010-11-21. Kyle O'Reilly's long journey ends with ROH deal . Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved on 2010-12-07.
- Laprade, Patric 2014-02-20. Kyle O'Reilly a champ heading into ROH 12th anniversary show . Slam! Sports. Canadian Online Explorer. Retrieved on 2014-03-20.
- ECCW Roster: Kyle O'Reilly . NWA: Extreme Canadian Championship Wrestling. Retrieved on 2010-11-28.
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- Caldwell, James 2015-01-04. Caldwell's NJPW Tokyo Dome show results 1/4: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of live Wrestle Kingdom PPV - Tanahashi vs. Okada, Bullet Club, Nakamura, Jim Ross, more . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2015-01-04.
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- Meltzer, Dave 2015-08-15. NJPW G1 Climax 8-16 live results: Hiroshi Tanahashi vs. Shinsuke Nakamura . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2015-08-16.
- Meltzer, Dave 2016-01-03. Wrestle Kingdom 10 live results: Kazuchika Okada vs Hiroshi Tanahashi . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2016-01-04.
- Rose, Bryan 2016-10-09. NJPW King of Pro Wrestling live results: Kazuchika Okada vs. Naomichi Marufuji . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2016-10-10.
- METZGER'S ROH TV REPORT 9/13: A.J. Styles vs. Kyle O'Reilly stand-out singles match, Briscoes vs. Young Bucks stand-out tag match, first episode post-ROH Title change .
- ROH Report for Feb. 23 - Kevin Steen vs. Kyle O'Reilly . Fight Network (2014-02-23). Retrieved on 2014-03-01.
- SHOW RESULTS - 3/21 AAW Anniv. Show in Berwyn, Ill.: Cabana & Jacobs in main event, AAW Tag Title match, more . PWTorch.com (2014-03-21). Retrieved on 2014-03-22.
- Guerrilla Reviewfare: PWG Battle of Los Angeles 2013 - Night 2 . 411mania.com (2013-08-30). Retrieved on 2013-10-20.
- PWG Battle of Los Angeles Night 2 . Pro Wrestling Guerrilla. Retrieved on 2013-08-30.
- RADICAN'S ROH REVIEW SERIES: "Aftershock" 7/12 - Alexander-O'Reilly, Steen farewell tour begins, Hardy-Elgin main event .
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- Radican's PWG DVD Review Series: "BOLA 2013: Night 2" 8/31 - Show of the Year candidate Steen-Gargano, O'Reilly-ACH, Young Bucks & Cole vs. LeRae & Fox & Swann . Pro Wrestling Torch (2013-08-31). Retrieved on 2013-12-22.
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- James Caldwell (May 8, 2016). "5/8 ROH Global Wars PPV Results – CALDWELL’S Complete Live Report". Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved June 27, 2016.
- Pro Wrestling Illustrated (PWI) 500 for 2016 . The Internet Wrestling Database. Retrieved on 2016-09-01.
- Carapola, Stuart 2013-03-02. Complete ROH 11th Anniversary Show iPPV coverage: two title changes hands, SCUM doubles in size, and a ton of great wrestling as ROH presents their best overall event in years . Pro Wrestling Insider. Retrieved on 2013-03-02.
- Meltzer, Dave 2014-05-17. ROH/New Japan Pro Wrestling live coverage & results: AJ Styles, Okada, Elgin, Liger, more . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2014-05-18.