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, before winning his first main roster title, the United States Championship, at Stomping Ground.
In a recent interview with Sports Illustrated, the American superstar commented on working with AJ Styles: "Everyone talks about how they have the best wrestlers here, here, or there, and every company has great wrestlers.
But we have AJ Styles. Everyone else automatically loses. It doesn’t matter who they’ve got, we’ve got AJ Styles. There were so many sweet matches at SummerSlam, and I loved our match. One of my favorite matches ever from a pay-per-view was Rey Mysterio vs.
Kurt Angle from SummerSlam , which was so cool—and I got to be a part of a championship match at SummerSlam against AJ Styles."