Kyle O’Reilly is very good at selling and that resulted in quite an issue for him after NXT went off the air. It was reported by fans at the event, one who released a video, that Kyle O’Reilly had seizure after taking a post-match beatdown. That was not the case, but his sister didn’t know any better.

The NXT locker room was also legitimately worried for O’Reilly because of this spot. He really didn’t have a seizure. WWE later released that footage online because it was all part of the show.

While speaking to TV Insider, Kyle O’Reilly revealed that his sister saw the reports that he had suffered a seizure after NXT went off the air. This caused her to call him freaking out about what happened. He had to quickly explain that it was all a part of the show.

“My sister [was really worried]. That was the first thing she saw was this rumor on Twitter before I’d even had the chance to give her a call and let her know I was okay. She called me in hysterics freaking out. That made me sad because here is someone who is family who sees something on Twitter and was concerned.

Kyle went on to explain that he didn’t blame social media for the story getting out of hand. If anything, all of the concern came from a genuine place.

“I knew [social media’s speculation] came from a caring and genuine place. They were concerned. I can’t fault anyone for that.”

Kyle O’Reilly could pull down the NXT Title very soon. He is in a fatal 5-way match for that championship against Karrion Kross, Adam Cole, Johnny Gargano, and Pete Dunne. There area lot of rumors about WWE main roster call-ups, so this could also be a very interesting match for that reason.

You can’t stop rumors from snowballing once people start talking. Thankfully, Kyle O’Reilly didn’t really suffer a seizure after that attack from Finn Balor, but it sure created a ton of buzz.

What’s your take on this situation? Does the internet escalate things too much? Sound off in the comments!

Felix Upton

Felix Upton has been writing professionally since 1989. His first writing job was penning advertisements for local newspapers around New York. After selling his grandfather’s pinball repair shop back in 2017, he was hired on for publish news for Ringside News.

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