Matthew Thomas Riddle is an American professional wrestler and retired mixed martial artist signed with WWE. He is best known for his work with WWE as Matt Riddle. He is a former two-time RAW Tag Team Champion alongside Randy Orton as RK-Bro.
- Professional Wrestling Career
- Championships and Accomplishments
Professional Wrestling Career
Independent Circuit (2014-2018)
After retiring from MMA, Riddle began training to become a professional wrestler. Riddle wrestled for several independent promotions and won championships. In 2016, WWE tried signing Riddle, but he had prior commitments with Evolve. In 2018, Riddle signed with WWE.
In October, Riddle made his debut on NXT. He defeated Kassius Ohno at TakeOver WarGames II and Phoenix. In 2019, Riddle spent the year chasing the NXT and North American Championship but failed to win. In November, Riddle and Keith Lee invaded SmackDown and attacked Sami Zayn. At TakeOver WarGames III, he lost to Finn Balor.
At Survivor Series, Team NXT lost to Team SmackDown. In 2020, Riddle formed a team with Pete Dunne called The Broserweights and entered Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic and won. At TakeOver Portland, they won the NXT Tag Team Championship. After 87 days, Timothy Thatcher, who substituted for Pete Dunne, lost the titles. On NXT, Timothy Thatcher defeated Riddle in a pit fight in Riddle's last match.
In June, Riddle was moved to SmackDown. During the Draft, Riddle went to RAW. He began a storyline with Randy Orton. In February, Riddle won the United States Championship from Bobby Lashley. At WrestleMania 37, he lost the title to Sheamus. After months of convincing, Randy Orton and Riddle began working together as a tag team.
They dubbed the team as RK-BRO and began climbing the tag team division. At SummerSlam, RK-BRO defeated AJ Styles and Omos for the RAW Tag Team Championship. At Survivor Series, they defeated The Usos. In 2022, they began feuding with The Alpha Academy. On RAW, they lost the titles to The Alpha Academy. In March, they won the titles back from The Alpha Academy.
They sucessfully defended the gold at WrestleMania 38 and began feuding with the SmackDown Tag Team Champions The Usos leading to a title unification match which RK-Bro lost.
Championships and Accomplishments
|Championship||Number of Times|
|5 Star Tap or Snap Championship||1|
|Progress Atlas Championship||2|
|PWG World Tag Team Championship||1|
|WWE United States Championship||1|
|WWE Raw Tag Team Championship||1|
|NXT Tag Team Championship||1|
|Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic||1|