NXT’s resident master of the air guitar will not be able to showcase his skills at Download Festival this year due to a back injury.
O’Reilly tweeted the bad news on Friday.
“The medical man told me my back is still hurt so unfortunately I won’t be able to attend [Download Festival] this year,” he wrote. “I’m sorry to all the great UK fans, believe me I’m gutted to be missing [Tool] but at least now [Rik Bugez] has an actual chance of winning the air guitar contest.”
Kyle’s injury likely occurred during the tag team ladder match at NXT TakeOver: XXV, as he was used during the latest set of TV tapings but not in a match.
NXT’s schedule of events at Download Festival can be found below.
— Ligero (@Ligero1) June 14, 2019