Matt Riddle appeared at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV tonight, officially confirming what had become apparent over the past month.
An excited Riddle was shown sitting in the front row between Velveteen Dream vs. EC3 and Adam Cole vs. Ricochet on tonight’s show. On commentary, Mauro Ranallo said that the rich get richer and called Riddle another blue-chip signing for NXT. He briefly mentioned Riddle’s mixed martial arts past and said he’s taken the pro wrestling world by storm. Riddle also got a “Bro” chant going.
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Riddle dropped the EVOLVE Championship to Shane Strickland earlier this month and faced PCO at Joey Janela’s Lost in New York last night. He was originally scheduled to wrestle for OTT in Ireland this weekend but had to be replaced due to a “scheduling conflict.”
WWN/EVOLVE released a 10-minute short film on Riddle’s farewell to the company following his appearance at TakeOver.
After making his in-ring debut in 2015, Riddle won Rookie of the Year and Most Improved in the 2016 Wrestling Observer Newsletter Awards.