Kyle O’Reilly Reportedly No Longer With WWE

Kyle O'Reilly stands on turnbuckle

Kyle O’Reilly’s WWE contract has reportedly expired, leaving the former NXT star a free agent.

It was reported on December 6th that both Johnny Gargano and Kyle O’Reilly were likely to leave NXT in the very near future. Gargano signed a week-long extension to allow him to compete at the WarGames event. This expired on December 10th, and the former NXT Champion became a free agent.

Now, Mike Johnson of PWInsider has reported that Kyle O’Reilly is also a free agent. It has been rumoured that both men were offered multi-year deals to stay with WWE, but they turned the offers down.

O’Reilly joined WWE in the summer of 2017 alongside his long-time tag partner in ReDRagon, Bobby Fish, and Adam Cole. Calling themselves ‘The Undisputed ERA’, the group dominated NXT until early 2021, when Cole turned on O’Reilly by attacking him at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day.

The two feuded for several months and saw them compete in an unsanctioned match at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, a singles match at The Great American Bash, and, finally, a Two Out Of Three Falls Match at NXT TakeOver 36.

It was after the final match in August that Cole left WWE to join AEW. Much like Johnny Gargano, Cole had signed a short-term contract extension to finish the feud and give O’Reilly his victory at TakeOver 36.

While he has been quiet about his future plans, many speculate that Kyle O’Reilly will eventually sign with AEW, where both of his former Undisputed ERA teammates, Adam Cole and Bobby Fish, now perform.