AEW Star Not Taking Career For Granted After Injury Layoff

AEW logo over blurred Kyle O'Reilly Roderick Strong

AEW Dynasty saw Kyle O’Reilly fail to win the International Title from Roderick Strong but for the challenger, getting back in the ring was more than enough.

Kyle O’Reilly made his shock return to AEW at Revolution following a lengthy spell on the sidelines due to a serious neck injury. He competed in his first match in 21 months on the 16th of March edition of Collision when he defeated Bryan Keith.

Being reluctant to join his old teammate Roderick Strong in the Undisputed Kingdom, Strong eventually turned on him leading to their match at Dynasty. Strong retained the gold and after the match, Adam Cole showed he was on the road to recovery as he rose from his wheelchair and marched to the ring.

Kyle O’Reilly Hopes Titles & Big Matches To Come In AEW

Speaking to Fightful, Kyle O’Reilly discussed his return to the ring and explained that while big matches will come, he’s just grateful to be back in the ring full stop:

I really just don’t want to take for granted the opportunity to wrestle in a mainstream company and even have matches again. That’s something I was never really sure if it was going to happen. The fact that I get to be back on the road and earning my living and get to wrestle, the only thing I’ve ever really been good at or can at least make a living doing, that’s the most important thing.

Big matches and championships, I’m sure they’ll come as long as I stay the course. I’m not going to get too ahead of myself. One match at a time. I feel like every time I have a big match coming up, the pressure builds.

No matter what it is, whether it’s the match on Collision with Bryan Keith or if it’s on pay-per-view with Roderick Strong, I’m going to treat it the same and give the best performance I can every single time. By doing so, hopefully championships and big matches will present themselves.

AEW Dynasty saw several big title changes but none bigger than Swerve Strickland making history by capturing the AEW World Championship.