Since debuting on the December 22nd, 2021 episode of AEW Dynamite, Kyle O’Reilly has been one of AEW’s top stars.
The former NXT Tag Team Champion realigned with his former Undisputed Era teammates Adam Cole and Bobby Fish following the expiry of his WWE contract earlier that month, with the trio now going as the Undisputed Elite.
Speaking on the Toddcast, O’Reilly revealed that he penned a five-year deal when joining AEW.
“For me, in five years, I’ll still be with AEW. I signed a five-year deal with them. Hopefully, by then, champion of the company or several time tag champion, just having fun and never losing that love I have for the business. It’s so easy to get kind of jaded and bitter and beat up in this line of work because sometimes it’s such a grind. You’re traveling all the time, you’re beat up, you’re sore, you’re not always getting used. I want to be happy with what I’ve accomplished and satisfied. Hopefully, having kick ass matches because that’s what it’s about for me. Getting in the ring. That’s where Kyle O’Reilly is best suited, between those ropes, just trying to have good matches with guys.”-Kyle O’Reilly
O’Reilly is currently set to face Samoa Joe on this Wednesday’s Dynamite in the semi-finals of the inaugural Owen Hart Foundation Tournament, following his victory of Rey Fenix in the opening round. Should O’Reilly progress, he will meet his stablemate Adam Cole in the final, potentially leading to a repeat of their NXT rivalry.
H/T to Fightful for the transcription.