Friday, April 19, 2024
HomeMMAEnigmatic comebacks at AEW

Enigmatic comebacks at AEW

WWE competitor All Elite Wrestling can count on Pac and Kyle O’Reilly again. However, the comeback appearances at Revolution leave questions unanswered for now

The active roster of WWE competitor All Elite Wrestling is once again enriched by two exceptional talents: At the Revolution pay-per-view, Pac and Kyle O’Reilly celebrated their comeback after a long hiatus or held out the prospect of one.

Pac is back: “Tony Khan will never get rid of me “

Brit Pac appeared in a somber video clip during the Zero Hour free pre-show, his first appearance since July 2023, when the former WWE Neville injured himself in a match against Mexico’s Gravity without the exact nature of the injury ever being revealed.

Pac now coupled his announcement of a “very soon” comeback with some cryptic messages.

He declared that “it’s nobody’s business where I’ve been”, mentioned league boss Tony Khan and that the latter “will never get rid of him”, but that he would instead “lead this festering scrotum of a company into a new era”. He is “like a cockroach” that survives everything, he is “alive – and doesn’t it feel good to be alive? “

Kyle O’Reilly back after almost two years

Meanwhile, Kyle O’Reilly, who has been out of action since June 2022 due to neck surgery and subsequent complications, is already back on the scene. O’Reilly now celebrated his comeback immediately after his companion Roderick Strong won the International Title from Orange Cassidy at Revolution.

The 37-year-old was now woven into the story of the Undisputed Kingdom group that O’Reilly’s old WWE colleagues Adam Cole and Strong had formed in his absence – following on from the “Undisputed Era” in WWE and the “Kingdom” that Cole had once formed in ROH with Matt Taven and Mike Bennett.

O’Reilly now met Strong, Taven and Bennett and behaved puzzlingly: first he seemed to ambush Strong, then he hugged him and whispered something in his ear – but then he refused a shirt offered by Taven and Bennett and left again. Later, he also left interviewer Lexy Nair behind the scenes without saying a word.

Samoa Joe remains World Champion

The Undisputed Kingdom storyline is currently a central pillar on AEW: Cole formed it at the Pay Per View World’s End when he cost his supposed friend MJF the World Title, revealing himself to be the masked “Devil” who had haunted him repeatedly in the months prior.

While Cole remains inactive with a serious ankle injury, his companions at Revolution have enjoyed further success: In addition to Strong, heavyweight Wardlow also celebrated a big win, earning a World Title match against reigning champ Samoa Joe in an “All Star Scramble Match” – picking up a storyline thread: Cole had set him up to chase and win the title, then hand it to him once he was fit again.

The reigning World Champion is still Samoa Joe: In the co-main event of Revolution – which centered on the farewell to legend Sting – he defeated former champ Hangman Page and his arch-rival Swerve Strickland in a three-way match.

In another pivotal bout – so far a hot candidate for the unofficial “Match of the Year” title – AEW newcomer Will Ospreay won the duel between two exceptional wrestlers against Japan’s Konosuke Takeshita, the two are actually colleagues in manager Don Callis’ “Family.”

RELATED ARTICLES

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Most Popular

Recent Comments