After signing with WWE in 2018, Ricochet beat Fabian Aichner in his debut match for NXT and later competed at NXT TakeOver: New Orleans for the NXT North American Championship, a title he would eventually win four months later at NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn IV.
In February 2019, Ricochet started appearing on the main roster, making appearances on Raw and SmackDown Live. This led to him teaming with Aleister Black, winning the fourth annual Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic, and challenging for the Raw Tag Team Championship at Fastlane and the SmackDown Tag Team Championship at WrestleMania 35.
In a recent interview, Ricochet talked about his United States Championship win at Stomping Grounds: “It’s honestly, it’s unbelievable man, it’s so cool,” he said. “Like I said on the Kickoff Show, I worked so hard just to get an opportunity at a title like this, you know what I’m saying? So I had that opportunity tonight, and I’ve been saying for weeks I’m just going to take this momentum and keep going with it.
And that’s exactly what I’m did tonight, and I capitalized. And like I said before, what better way to make an impact here than to become United States Champion. And I did that, and man it’s so cool”.