Matt Riddle may just be one of the hottest talents in wrestling right now. One of NXT's top dogs is about to be on live television every single week, as the black and gold brand makes its move to the USA Network in less than one month.
Not only that, but he's making a name for himself by calling out and trash-talking certain veterans - namely Goldberg and AEW Champion Chris Jericho. It's hard to believe that "The Original Bro" has only been a part of WWE for one year - appearing on August 18th 2018 at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV where he was confirmed as the latest signing.
SK: Hey, Matt! How's it going today?
Matt Riddle: It's going pretty good. It's just another day in Florida. Got done with wrestling this weekend in Detroit and Chicago. Yeah, just chilling out, playing some video games and chatting with you, bro.
SK: Brilliant, man. First of all, I need to say congratulations. You have just surpassed your one-year anniversary as a WWE Superstar.
How would you summarise or describe the past year of your life?
MR: The past year was good. It's been busy.
I don't know. It's great. When you wrestle in the WWE and stuff like that, there's so much going on but it's all one company, you know. When I was wrestling on the indies and stuff, I would wrestle every weekend, four times a weekend but it was for four different companies, every weekend, or at least three.
Now just wrestling for one company all the time, it's just as awesome. I think that was the biggest transition. Then, you know, TV and stuff like that. But it's been a great year. I've gotten a bunch of raises, I'm making decent money.
I spent a lot of time at the house during the week. I live in Florida, I train in Florida, and all of that.
Yeah, trying not to get beat up by WCW legends. Or maybe I'm trying to get beat up by [them].
But, you know, it's been a good year. NXT has been treating me pretty good. Not too bad.
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