In the past few hours, the Wrestling Observer has revealed that WWE is preparing the debut on the main roster of Matt Riddle, one of the NXT Superstars most loved by the public. In an update, it was revealed that the debut of the Original Bro had been thought of some time ago and was scheduled for the post-WrestleMania, but the health emergency slowed down this step when WWE found itself forced to review some of its own plans.
Also according to the Observer, WWE is now ready to resume the original plans and to proceed with the arrival of Matt Riddle on the main roster. Specifically, the former MMA fighter should land on SmackDown's roster and it is thought that this could happen even on Friday's episode, as it seems that Riddle was present at the recordings that the company held on Monday at the Performance Center, where they were recorded.
the next two episodes of the blue show. WWE seems to have high expectations for Matt Riddle and Executive Producer Bruce Prichard would have strongly wanted him at SmackDown, along with AJ Styles who recently changed the roster.
Matt Riddle's WWE main roster call-up
Another reason for Matt Riddle's "promotion" would be found in his contract, as his stipulation would increase after his farewell to NXT, convincing the wrestler to renew his contract in the near future.
This Wednesday Matt Riddle will face former tag team partner Timothy Thatcher in a Cage Match which will see Kurt Angle as special referee and it is expected that this match will end Matt Riddle's run in the black-yellow brand.
In 2014, Riddle began training at the Monster Factory for a career in professional wrestling and made his debut in February 2015. Readers of the Wrestling Observer Newsletter recognized him as the wrestling Rookie of the Year and Most Improved wrestler of the year in 2016.
Between 2015 and 2018, Matt Riddle worked on the independent circuit, wrestling for promotions such as Pro Wrestling Guerrilla, World Wrestling Network, Evolve, and others. He is a former Evolve Champion, WWN Champion, PWG World Tag Team Champion (with Jeff Cobb), and two-time Progress Atlas Champion.