Kyle O’Reilly’s contract with WWE is reported to have now expired, making the former NXT Tag Team Champion a free agent.
Both Johnny Gargano and Kyle O’Reilly were reported to be leaving NXT in the near future on December 6th. Gargano signed a short-term extension to compete at WarGames ahead of the event, but on December 10th, it was announced that the deal had expired and the former NXT Champion was now a free agent.
O’Reilly is now also a free agent, according to a new report from Mike Johnson of PWInsider. It was previously reported that both men were offered multi-year contracts but turned them down.
Kyle O’Reilly, along with Bobby Fish and Adam Cole, signed with WWE in the summer of 2017. The Undisputed ERA, as the team became known, ruled NXT until early 2021, when Cole betrayed O’Reilly by attacking him at NXT TakeOver: Vengeance Day.
The pair then competed in a three-match series that included an unsanctioned match at NXT TakeOver: Stand & Deliver, a singles match at The Great American Bash, and a two-out-of-three falls match at NXT TakeOver: 36 billed as The Undisputed Finale.
Cole left the company after their third and final fight in August to join AEW. Adam Cole had previously signed a short-term extension to complete the trilogy. While there has been no official word on where Kyle O’Reilly will end up, speculation is rife that he will join AEW, where two of his former partners, Adam Cole and Bobby Fish, are now signed.
On the December 7th episode of NXT, Johnny Gargano shared one final moment in the ring with his friend and rival Tommaso Ciampa, taking part in a “curtain call” that symbolically ended the brand’s Black and Gold Era.