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reDRagon
Redragon
Kyle O'Reilly (left) and Bobby Fish (right)
Tag team
Members Bobby Fish
Kyle O'Reilly
Debut November 3, 2012
Disbanded January 11, 2017
Years active 2012-2017
Promotion(s) ROH
HRW
PCW
NJPW
PWG
wXw

reDRagon was a professional wrestling tag team consisting of Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish. The duo is was signed with Ring of Honor (ROH), where they are former three-time ROH World Tag Team Champions, and they also appeared in New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) through ROH's talent exchange partnership, where they are former two-time IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions.

HistoryEdit

Ring of Honor (2012–2017)Edit

On December 16, 2012 at Final Battle 2012: Doomsday, Kyle O'Reilly and Bobby Fish (known as reDRagon) faced the reformed American Wolves (Davey Richards and Eddie Edwards) in a losing effort.[1] At the following iPPV, 11th Anniversary Show on March 2, 2013, O'Reilly and Fish defeated the Briscoe Brothers for the ROH World Tag Team Championship.[2] The same month, they successfully defended the championship against Alabama Attitude (Corey Hollis and Mike Posey), before retaining it at Best in the World 2013 in June in a three-way match against the C & C Wrestle Factory (Caprice Coleman and Cedric Alexander) and S.C.U.M. (Cliff Compton and Rhett Titus).[3][4] They lost the title to the Forever Hooligans (Alex Koslov and Rocky Romero) on July 27, but regained the title from the American Wolves on August 17.[5][6] Over the next several months reDRagon successfully defended the championship against teams including the C & C Wrestle Factory, the Forever Hooligans, and Jay Lethal and Michael Elgin.[7][8] They retained the championship against Outlaw, Inc. (Homicide and Eddie Kingston) at Final Battle 2013 in December and Adrenaline Rush (ACH and TaDarius Thomas) at the 12th Anniversary Show in February 2014.[9][10] On March 8, 2014, reDRagon lost the title to The Young Bucks.[11] ReDRagon regained the ROH World Tag Team Championship from The Young Bucks on May 17, at the ROH and New Japan Pro Wrestling (NJPW) co-promoted pay-per-view War of the Worlds.[12] They successfully defended the championship against The Briscoe Brothers on June 7.[13] On June 22, 2014, at Best in the World reDRagon defeated The Addiction (Christopher Daniels and Frankie Kazarian) to retain the ROH World Tag Team Championship.

On November 23, 2014, reDRagon defeated ACH and Matt Sydal, The Addiction and The Briscoes to retain the ROH World Tag Team Championship and win the Tag Wars tournament.[14] Their victory was followed by successful title defenses against the Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and Kushida) at Final Battle 2014 and The Young Bucks at ROH's 13th Anniversary Show in March 2015.[15][16] At Supercard of Honor IX, they retained the championship against The Kingdom (Matt Taven and Michael Bennett).[17] Fish and O'Reilly lost the tag team title to The Addiction at the Ring of Honor Wrestling tapings on April 4.[18] After losing the tag titles both men would move into singles feuds with O'Reilly feuding with former Future Shock partner Adam Cole, while Fish would attempt to capture the ROH World Television Championship. At Final Battle 2015 O'Reilly lost to Cole while Fish failed to capture the ROH Television Title losing to Roderick Strong. At the ROH 14th Anniversary show both men competed in triple threat matches for championships, Fish facing Strong and Tomohiro Ishii for the ROH TV title, while O'Reilly faced Jay Lethal and Adam Cole for the ROH World Championship, however both men failed to capture the titles.

At Global Wars O'Reilly lost to the IWGP Heavyweight Champion Tetsuya Naito while Bobby captured the ROH TV Championship beating Ishii. He lost the title to Will Ospreay on November 18. Fish was scheduled to compete in a four-way match for the Television title at Final Battle, against champion Marty Scurll, Will Ospreay and Dragon Lee, but was forced to pull out due to a family emergency. On December 2 at Final Battle, O'Reilly defeated Cole to win the ROH World Championship for the first time.On December 31, 2016 O'Reilly's ROH contract expired. He was said to be reviewing his future options and working for ROH on a per date agreement until he made a decision. On January 11, 2017, O'Reilly was removed from the ROH roster page and pulled from all upcoming ROH events, indicating his contract with Ring of Honor had expired, ending his 8-year tenure with the company, with this reDRagon splited up.

Independent circuit (2014–2017)Edit

On May 30, 2014, reDRagon unsuccessfully challenged Team Single (Rampage Brown & T-Bone) for the PCW Tag Team Championships.[19] The following night reDRagon defeated Legion Of Boom (Chris Masters & Dave Rayne).[20] And later that night defeated Project Lucha (El Ligero & Martin Kirby).[21] On August 30, 2014, reDRagon made their Pro Wrestling Guerrilla debut, defeating Biff Busick and Drew Gulak.[22] On October 12, 2014, reDRagon were defeated by Moose and Uhaa Nation via disqualification at HRW Here Comes The Pain.[23] On December 28, 2014, reDRagon defeated The Colony (Fire Ant and Silver Ant) to win the HRW Tag Team Championships.[24]

New Japan Pro Wrestling (2014–2017)Edit

Through ROH's relationship with NJPW, reDRagon made an appearance for the Japanese promotion on August 10, unsuccessfully challenging Time Splitters (Alex Shelley and Kushida) for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship.[25] reDRagon returned to NJPW on October 25 to take part in the 2014 Super Jr. Tag Tournament.[26] On November 3, reDRagon defeated The Young Bucks in the finals to win the tournament.[27] Five days later at Power Struggle, reDRagon defeated Time Splitters in a rematch to become the new IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Champions.[28] They made their first successful title defense on January 4, 2015, at Wrestle Kingdom 9 in Tokyo Dome, in a four-way match against Forever Hooligans, Time Splitters and The Young Bucks.[29] On February 11 at The New Beginning in Osaka, reDRagon lost the title to The Young Bucks in a three-way match, also involving Time Splitters.[30][31] reDRagon returned to NJPW on May 3 at Wrestling Dontaku 2015, where they unsuccessfully challenged for the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship in a three-way match withRoppongi Vice(Beretta and Rocky Romero) and The Young Bucks.[32] Another three-way title match took place on July 5 at Dominion 7.5 in Osaka-jo Hall and saw The Young Bucks retain their title.[33] On August 16, reDRagon defeated The Young Bucks to win the IWGP Junior Heavyweight Tag Team Championship for the second time.[34] They lost the title back to The Young Bucks in a four-way match on January 4, 2016, at Wrestle Kingdom 10 in Tokyo Dome.[35] On May 3 it was announced that both men would compete in the 2016 Best of the Super Juniors tournament. Both men finished their respective blocks with 8 points each however neither advanced to the finals losing to Will Ospreay. On January 4, 2017, O'Reilly lost the ROH World Championship back to Adam Cole at the Wrestle Kingdom 11 in Tokyo Dome.

In wrestlingEdit

  • Double team finishing moves
    • Chasing the Dragon (Vertical suplex lift by O'Reilly followed by a roundhouse kick to the opponent's back by Fish followed by a brainbuster by O'Reilly)
  • Double team signature moves
    • Double Dragon / Ride The Lightning (Wheelbarrow hold by Fish followed by a double underhook DDT by O'Reilly, who pushes opponent into a wheelbarrow suplex by Fish)
    • Legsweep (O'Reilly) / Flying Fish Hook (Fish) combination
    • Two Man Smash Machine (Tilt-a-whirl backbreaker (Fish) / Diving knee drop (O'Reilly) combination)
    • Vertical suplex lift by Fish followed by a roundhouse kick to the opponent's back by O'Reilly followed by a sitout suplex slam by Fish
  • O'Reilly's finishing moves
  • Fish's finishing moves
    • Fish Hook Deluxe Edition (Heel hook)
    • Flying Fish Hook (High knee)[40]
    • Sleeps With The Fishes (Spin kick)
  • Nicknames
    • "The 2 Man Smash Machine"
    • "The Best Team on God's Green"
  • Managers
    • Tom Lawlor
    • Shayna Baszler
  • Entrance themes
    • "Dance Away" by Damn Valentines

Championships and accomplishmentsEdit

ReferencesEdit

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