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Matt Riddle

Matt Riddle

Full NameMatthew Fredrick Riddle

BornJanuary 14, 1986




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

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.

Wrestling Career

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.


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.

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