“What’s on His Arm?”: Kyle O’Reilly Return at AEW Revolution Marred by Health Concerns Despite Tony Khan Faith

Published 03/03/2024, 11:02 PM EST

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AEW Revolution is stacking up to be an explosive PPV for Tony Khan. With several titles on the line and Sting’s final match on display, fans were in for a thrill ride. However, something that no one was expecting has happened. After the International Championship Match with Orange Cassidy and Roderick Strong, Kyle O’Reilly made his return. This would be his return to AEW after over a year, which no one had expected to play out. Moreover, it wasn’t the return or what took place in the ring that got fans talking; it was what was on his arm.

Kyle O’Reilly returns with his diabetes monitor on display

Kyle O’Reilly was last seen in AEW during the 2022 AEW×NJPW: Forbidden Door PPV. He faced Jon Moxley for the interim AEW World Heavyweight Championship. After losing the match, he suffered an injury setback and hasn’t been seen since on AEW programming. This return is after not being seen for over a year. When Strong won the match and the title, O’Reilly entered the ring. This is where fans first noticed the device on his arm. While exiting the ring, fans got a better look at it. This didn’t stop fans from asking online what it was.


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Getting into the ring, O’Rilley hugged the new champ and one of his old friends. However, when Strong offered him a shirt representing the Undisputed Kingdom, O’Reilly rejected it. He did whisper something into Strong’s ears before leaving. This is where people saw the device even better.


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O’Reilly has type 1 diabetes, and the machine on his arm is a monitor. This is something that fans did not know about. During his run before his injury, he kept it covered with an armband. After being absent for so long, fans naturally wondered what the device was and whether it was related to his health.

With his return, it is clear that Tony Khan believes he is ready to compete. Nevertheless, the wrestling community had several questions dealing with the aftermath of the return and they got some of the answers they sought, too.

Fans question the device and get answers as well

After his appearance, fans took to social media to find out what the device on his arm was. Many did point out that it was a monitor for his diabetic condition. Here are the top reactions.

The start of the questions

The start of the answers

Some users knew about his diabetes condition but still expressed curiosity about the device.

This fan was happy O’Reilly was back.

They hope his health is fine


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Other users had a different explanation pertaining to the device.


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What did you think of O’Reilly’s return? Who do you think he will feud with next? Tell us your thoughts down below.


Written by:

Christopher Paul


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Christopher Paul is a WWE reporter at EssentiallySports. With over eight years of experience as a writer and a childhood passion for pro wrestling, Chris is now a voice for kayfabe fans. He has a penchant for covering live events and enjoys breaking the latest developments in the WWE Universe.
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Amal Joyce