With the biggest challenge of his NXT career occurring hours from now, Kyle O’Reilly says he is ready for the responsibilities of being NXT Champion.
Kyle spoke to Comic Book and says that he is ready for everything that comes with being champion and is even spoken about this with Adam Cole, who is the longest-reigning NXT Champion in history.
"I understand that's just par for the course when you're a main event guy in this company, you carry those responsibilities, and this is something I've wanted my entire life," O'Reilly said. "I prepared for this. Growing up, you read all the books of all the guys you admire and they tell you about the grind and how hard it is, the media, the nonstop go. That's just something you prepare for when you chase this dream job. That's just what's going to come with it. So I'm 100% ready for that responsibility and I think I'll do a good job with it."
He continued, "I was just telling Adam the other day to go back to what I was just saying about the responsibilities, and I just have such a huge respect for him in the way he carried this company on his back for the last two years with him being champion, him being a main eventer, him being a top guy," O'Reilly said. "I mean, it's one thing to have the main events and have the TakeOvers and the classic matches, but to juggle the responsibility of being a Champion and appearances and interviews and... man, I never really thought about it as much until I became the number one contender and I was telling Adam, 'Dude, it blows my mind that you kept up this schedule for as long as you did and it's inspiring, man.' He looked at me and said, 'Dude, you are so ready for this. You've never been more prepared and I know that you can handle it.'
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