NXT 2.0 made its debut in September last year and it promised an entirely new outlook on the product. While it did bring about quite a few changes, not all of them were met with a positive reception. It seems Kyle O’Reilly shared his thoughts on the product as well.

With a fresh look and coat of paint, came a new sense of direction which has seen a new set of WWE Superstars, especially the likes of Bron Breakker. However, not quite a few talents have yet to truly connect with the fans.

Kyle O’Reilly worked in the new version of NXT for a while before making his debut in AEW as well. While speaking with Renee Paquette for her Oral Sessions podcast, Kyle O’Reilly pointed out one of NXT’s problems, which is that new wrestlers do not truly love the professional wrestling business.

“I think people in wrestling are really rare in the sense that you really, really have to love it. I think that might be an underlying problem in this new NXT. There’s a lot of people coming in that I don’t think really have that true love for it.


I’m sure they’ll do well, they’ll make a big splash, be a big star, and make a ton of money, but at the end of the day, if your heart isn’t really in it, I don’t know. It’s tough.”

Kyle O’Reilly is currently content working in AEW as he gets to be with Adam Cole and Bobby Fish once again. We will have to wait and see what is next in store for O’Reilly in the company.

Subhojeet Mukherjee

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