Riddle or Matt Riddle or ‘The King of Bros’ is a sports entertainer who performs in NXT at the moment. But before he transitioned to pro wrestling, Riddle was an accomplished MMA fighter, who competed in the UFC.
- MMA and UFC Career
- Wrestling Career
- WWE and NXT
MMA and UFC Career
Matt Riddle attended Saratoga Springs High School and was a state wrestling champion, even pinning Jon Jones. He made a transition from wrestling to MMA, working as a roofer by day and training BJJ at night. After a stint in The Ultimate Fighter, Riddle embarked on a 4-fight winning streak in the UFC.
Matt Riddle was let go for smoking marijuana. He signed with Bellator soon after but fought no fights for the promotion. Riddle would fight once for Titan FC before transitioning to the world of pro wrestling.
Before he headed to WWE, Matt Riddle already had a very impressive independent wrestling resume under his belt. He’s a two-time Progress Atlas Champion, former PWG Tag Team Champion and Evolve Champion. He’s faced the likes of Shibata and Zack Sabre Jr. outside WWE already. All of Matt Riddle’s accomplishments in the independents would lead him to WWE.
WWE and NXT
Matt Riddle made his NXT debut at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV, when he was pictured at ringside and it was confirmed that he had signed with the company, by the announcers. He entered into a feud with Kassius Ohno, defeating him in a trilogy of matches. He has been portrayed as a babyface with Keith Lee showcased as one of his best friends on television.