Kyle O’Reilly: ‘No Shortage Of Dream Matches’ In AEW

11 months ago by Amanda Savage

Kyle O’Reilly: ‘No Shortage Of Dream Matches’ In AEW AEW

Kyle O’Reilly won his qualifying match to enter the Owen Hart Foundation Cup Tournament but still has plenty of dream matches in mind.

O’Reilly appeared on Busted Open Radio and spoke about the dream match he has still yet to have anywhere in professional wrestling but that is now possible in AEW.

Kyle said of an opponent he is still wanting to face:

“A guy who I’ve wanted to wrestle my entire career is Bryan Danielson. I broke in, in ’05 and he, at that time, was having this epic run with the ROH Title. He inspired me to want to make it to ROH. He was going over to Japan and making a living there, so that inspired me to want to follow that path.

“He always worked a very similar hybrid style, as you put it, which I totally agree with that definition of it because it’s very much a hybrid style. It’s whatever you want it to be. It’s kicks, it’s strikes, submissions mixed with professional wrestling, which is a style of its own.

“Certainly with Danielson. And now he’s teamed up with Mox, I think it’d be an amazing tag match as well. There are a ton of guys in AEW I’d really love to wrestle. I think it’s a very deep roster, so there’s no shortage of dream matches from where I’m standing.”

O’Reilly also commented on what it was like to join an AEW locker room that was already full of so many familiar faces, saying:

“So many of the guys in AEW, it was kind of like a reunion or a homecoming. Guys I want to Japan with, or who I was in Ring of Honor, or in the independents with now run this huge platform together. I never had the luxury of making it to the main roster [in WWE], so I didn’t really get that experience.

“So coming over here, it feels like I’m having that main roster run now, because it’s a major show, it’s huge. I’m traveling to a different city every week. It feels now like, ‘oh,’ it feels like now I’m in the big leagues.”

Kyle O’Reilly secured his entrance into the Owen Hart Foundation Cup Tournament on last night’s episode of AEW Dynamite, joining Samoa Joe in the men’s bracket.

Transcription via WrestlingInc. 

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