WWE star Kyle O’Reilly was stretchered out after last night’s NXT show,
leaving fans worried for his wellbeing. The 33-year-old superstar – who has type 1
diabetes – sparked concerns he had suffered a seizure as he was apparently knocked
unconscious after hitting the ring steps at the end of the show.
Triple H, Finn Balor, and other officials were by his side, and the wrestler was taken
from the Capitol Wrestling Center on a stretcher. There was understandable concern
for O’Reilly after pictures made the rounds on social media.
However, Fox Sports journalist Ryan Satin reported the off-air incident was
done for storyline purposes, rather than a legitimate injury.
He tweeted: ‘From what I’m being told, Kyle O’Reilly did not suffer a real seizure
after NXT tonight and did not suffer a
medical episode. According to WWE sources, it was all just part of the storyline.
Happy to hear he’s okay.’
Kyle started the show as he called out Adam Cole after the latter ripped the heart
out of the Undisputed Era at the end of NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day over
the weekend. A blockbuster main event pitted Kyle, his UE teammate Roderick
Strong and NXT Champion Finn Balor against the team of Pete Dunne,
Oney Lorcan and Danny Burch. It was as typically brilliant as you’d expect,
with a chaotic ending seeing the referee get taken out and Cole launching on
the attack to assault his former friend.
The confusion saw Balor accidentally kick Strong, which in turn led to Dunne
taking advantage and winning with the Bitter End. The exclamation point on
the show came as Cole hit a superkick on Balor and stood tall with the
NXT Title – potentially a sign of
things to come. Thankfully, what followed after NXT went off the air doesn’t appear
to be as scary as it first seemed.