AEW star Kyle O’Reilly not too long ago joined Busted Open Radio to debate a variety of subjects, together with his ideas on Tony Khan shopping for ROH, how he feels about his leap from NXT to AEW, and why he believes he’s 10 occasions the performer that he was. Highlights from the interview are under.
Ideas on Tony Khan shopping for ROH:
“It’s very thrilling and I used to be completely satisfied particularly due to the latest information surrounding Ring of Honor that we weren’t certain what was occurring. Are they closing up store? Are they going to start out working much less? Then Tony buys it, and I spotted okay, this firm is in good arms and the prepare goes to maintain going. What I’ve heard lots amongst the boys is that the tape library is now beneath Tony’s management and what a terrific get that’s.”
Talks coming from NXT to AEW:
“So lots of the guys in AEW, it was form of like a reunion or homecoming. Guys that I went to Japan with or have been in Ring of Honor with or the Independents with, and now we’re on this large platform collectively. I by no means had the luxurious of creating it to the principle roster, so I didn’t actually get that have. So coming over right here, it seems like I’m having that primary roster run now as a result of it’s a significant present. It’s large. I’m touring to a unique metropolis each week. It feels now like I’m within the large leagues. Regardless that I used to be in WWE, I used to be nonetheless a part of NXT, which had an incredible run and was superior, and I beloved my time there. However now I simply really feel a bit extra snug, I assume, just a bit extra at house, which is bizarre saying that as a result of I’m nonetheless so new right here. However yeah, I’m happy to have made this leap.”
On his time in NXT and the way he’s grown as a performer:
“I have a look at it so fondly. I really consider that I’m 10 occasions the performer now than I used to be earlier than getting signed to WWE. I’m far more polished. I’ve far more confidence with a microphone. I do know my position higher. I understand how to work the principle occasion match. I understand how to work tag matches higher. I’ve higher psychology now, I really feel. Yeah, I wouldn’t change something about this journey to the place I’m at now. Completely not.”
(H/T and transcribed by WrestlingNews.Co)