Matt Riddle

Background Rumours About Matt Riddle’s WWE Status

Matt Riddle hasn’t appeared in any recent WWE programming. He last made his appearance on “WWE Raw” on December 5. In order to remove Riddle from storylines, WWE used an injury angle, and Solo Sikoa was the one to do it on-screen. In reality, Riddle was reportedly suspended for failing a second drug test and was given a referral to a rehab facility.

In a recent article from The Wrestling Observer, it was noted that Riddle’s name had not been mentioned in the backstage area. To keep a suspended talent’s impending return a surprise, it is allegedly extremely common for people in the know to stay quiet about them. Late last month, Riddle’s rehabilitation was complete, and The Observer reported that he had trained with Daniel Gracie to become a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu.

In October, Riddle revealed that his personal life was “in shambles” while appearing on “After the Bell with Corey Graves.” Yet, he claimed that his professional career was going “amazingly,” and that was his feeling. Riddle’s potential inclusion in this year’s WrestleMania plans remains unknown. A rivalry with Sikoa may be Riddle’s best option if WWE really intends to bring him back in time for the “Grandest Stage of Them All.”

Riddle was also referred to as Matt Riddle

On the 8/29 show of WWE Raw, Corey Graves did refer to Riddle as Matt Riddle prior to The Original Bro’s heated split-screen official interview with Seth Rollins. However not affirmed by WWE’s roster page, Riddle was also referred to as Matt Riddle in this video clip posted shortly after the segment by WWE’s official Twitter account. 

The former UFC fighter has been known as just Riddle as of December 2020, a transition he accepted on social media at the time, noting that he likes it because he has always been known as just Riddle. If Riddle continues to use his real name, it would successfully mean the end of former WWE Chairman & CEO Vince McMahon’s real name edict. McMahon allegedly issued a memo in April prohibiting WWE Superstars from using their actual names or names they had earlier used on the individual circuit.


Sheena Bhandari is a Pro Wrestling Editor and enthusiast, working here at Clout News.