Alex Riley reflects on in-ring return, states that he plans on ‘getting back out there’ again

For the first time since 2016, Alex Riley wrestled in a sanctioned match and he is planning on doing it again

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Alex Riley looks back on his in-ring return. 

Up until December 8th, 2022, the year 2016 was the last time Kevin Kiley Jr. a.k.a. Alex Riley wrestled in a sanctioned match. 

Riley’s in-ring return took place at Create A Pro’s ‘Holiday Toy Drive’ event in Lynbrook, New York. Riley was on the winning end of the match as he teamed with NWA Worlds Heavyweight Champion Tyrus to defeat Jack Tomlinson and Dante Drago.

Tyrus had Riley on ‘The Tyrus and Timpf Podcast’ and he commented on getting back in the ring. He stated that he had some rust on him but was grateful to be in front of a crowd. Riley added that there are things he needs to clean up and he plans on doing that and ‘getting back out there’. 

I clearly had some rust on me and I wanted to be in a little bit better shape but I was grateful to be out there man and I was really grateful to be in front of people and God bless you [Tyrus] for walking out there with me man. It was cool. 

It was a great charity event and thank you to Brian Myers… Absolutely [thank you to Matt Cardona as well], and with all due respect, there’s some things I have to clean up for sure and I plan on cleaning those up and getting back out there for another one wherever it is. 

Tyrus is currently heading his team in the Champions Series on NWA Powerrr. For the latest concerning that, check out the Shot In The Dark audio podcast here on POST Wrestling. 

If the quote in this article is used, please credit The Tyrus and Timpf Podcast with an H/T to POST Wrestling for the transcription. 

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