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reDRagon
Redragon
Kyle O'Reilly (left) and Bobby Fish (right)
Tag team
Members Bobby Fish
Kyle O'Reilly
Debut November 3, 2012
Disbanded January 11, 2017
Years active 2012-2017
Promotion(s) ROH
HRW
PCW
NJPW
PWG
wXw

reDRagon was a professional wrestling tag team consisting of Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish. The duo is was signed with Ring of Honor (ROH), where they are former three-time ROH World Tag Team Champions, and they also appeared in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) through ROH's talent exchange partnership, where they are former two-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions.

HistoryEdit

New Japan Pro Wrestling (2014–2017)Edit

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.[1] reDRagon returned to NJPW on October 25 to take part in the 2014 Super Jr. Tag Tournament.[2] On November 3, reDRagon defeated The Young Bucks in the finals to win the tournament.[3] Five days later at Power Struggle, reDRagon defeated Time Splitters in a rematch to become the new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6][7] 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 withRoppongi Vice(Beretta and Rocky Romero) and The Young Bucks.[8] Another three-way title match took place on July 5 at Dominion 7.5 in Osaka-jo Hall and saw The Young Bucks retain their title.[9] On August 16, reDRagon defeated The Young Bucks to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship for the second time.[10] They lost the title back to The Young Bucks in a four-way match on January 4, 2016, at Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo Dome.[11] On May 3 it was announced that both men would compete in the 2016 Best of the Super Juniors tournament. Both men finished their respective blocks with 8 points each however neither advanced to the finals losing to Will Ospreay. On January 4, 2017, O'Reilly lost the ROH World Championship back to Adam Cole at the Wrestle Kingdom 11 in Tokyo Dome.

In wrestlingEdit

  • Double team finishing moves
    • Chasing the Dragon (Vertical suplex lift by O'Reilly followed by a roundhouse kick to the opponent's back by Fish followed by a brainbuster by O'Reilly)
  • Double team signature moves
    • Double Dragon / Ride The Lightning (Wheelbarrow hold by Fish followed by a double underhook DDT by O'Reilly, who pushes opponent into a wheelbarrow suplex by Fish)
    • Legsweep (O'Reilly) / Flying Fish Hook (Fish) combination
    • Two Man Smash Machine (Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker (Fish) / Diving knee drop (O'Reilly) combination)
    • Vertical suplex lift by Fish followed by a roundhouse kick to the opponent's back by O'Reilly followed by a sitout suplex slam by Fish
  • O'Reilly's finishing moves
  • Fish's finishing moves
    • Fish Hook Deluxe Edition (Heel hook)
    • Flying Fish Hook (High knee)[16]
    • Sleeps With The Fishes (Spin kick)
  • Nicknames
    • "The 2 Man Smash Machine"
    • "The Best Team on God's Green"
  • Entrance themes
    • "Dance Away" by Damn Valentines

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. Caldwell, James 2014-08-10. Caldwell's New Japan G1 Climax finals results 8/10: Complete "virtual-time" coverage of Okada vs. Nakamura tournament finals, Styles vs. Tanahashi, Jeff Jarrett, ROH tag champs, more . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2014-08-10.
  2. Road to Power Struggle (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2014-11-03.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Caldwell, James 2014-11-03. ROH/NJPW news: ROH tag champs win Super Jrs. tournament . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2014-11-03.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Power Struggle (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2014-11-08.
  5. 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.
  6. The New Beginning in Osaka (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2015-02-11.
  7. Caldwell, James 2015-02-11. NJPW news: Bullet Club takes top titles at "New Beginning" - Styles new IWGP World Champ, other title changes . Pro Wrestling Torch. Retrieved on 2015-02-11.
  8. レスリングどんたく 2015 (in Japanese). New Japan Pro Wrestling. Retrieved on 2015-05-03.
  9. Meltzer, Dave 2015-07-04. New Japan Dominion live coverage from Osaka Jo Hall - Styles vs. Okada for IWGP title, Nakamura vs. Goto for IC title and notes on biggest event since the Tokyo Dome, plus all G-1 main events . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2015-07-05.
  10. 10.0 10.1 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.
  11. Meltzer, Dave 2016-01-03. Wrestle Kingdom 10 live results: Kazuchika Okada vs Hiroshi Tanahashi . Wrestling Observer Newsletter. Retrieved on 2016-01-04.
  12. Kyle O'Reilly . Ring of Honor. Retrieved on 2011-09-26.
  13. ROH Report for Feb. 23 - Kevin Steen vs. Kyle O'Reilly . Fight Network (2014-02-23). Retrieved on 2014-03-01.
  14. 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.
  15. Guerrilla Reviewfare: PWG Battle of Los Angeles 2013 - Night 2 . 411mania.com (2013-08-30). Retrieved on 2013-10-20.
  16. Bobby Fish profile . Online World of Wrestling.
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