Matt Riddle started his adventure on the Smackdown roster in the best way. During Friday Night Smackdown, the wrestler from NXT beat nothing but the Intercontinental Champion AJ Styles with no particular worries. The meeting was not valid for the title, but The Original Bro immediately proved its worth within the blue show.
Ringside News colleagues have said that nothing has yet been organized for SummerSlam and that Vince McMahon is focusing on the horror show scheduled for Extreme Rules. There are actually some thoughts about the former NXT, but still nothing official.
According to the Wrestling Observer newsletter, a meeting valid for the Intercontinental Championship between the current champion AJ Styles and Matt Riddle is currently scheduled at SummerSlam.
Rumors on Matt Riddle
In the Stamford offices, they would have had this idea after the Pennsylvania wrestler's victory over The Phenomenal One.
Here, according to some forecasts, Riddle could win his first title at SmackDown. Before this match, WWE is also thinking about a meeting in the Extreme Rules Horror Show between Matt Riddle and Baron Corbin. One of the biggest curiosities about Matt Riddle is the fact that the athlete fights completely barefoot.
An internal source close to WWE said that The Original Bro makes this choice not to be inspired by other figures of wrestling or other combat disciplines, but by a film character. It is "Mr Deeds", a 2002 comedy with a very high trash component produced by Happy Madison and in which the protagonist Longfellow Deeds is played by Adam Sandler.
In the past few weeks, Matt Riddle has been involved in a fuss caused by the rape charges of a wrestler from independent federations. Such allegations, according to sources close to WWE, would have been promptly dismissed by the wrestler, who would have shown evidence to WWE showing that the woman, such as Candy Cartwright, has been his stalker for several years.
John Laurinaitis was also reportedly there and heavily involved in the segment. He wanted to be certain that the camera captured Matt Riddle’s shoeless feet during the angle. Matt Riddle is currently chasing Baron Corbin on SmackDown.
He could have a very big match coming up at SummerSlam as well. SummerSlam was originally scheduled to take place at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, but Boston Mayor Marty Walsh announced the suspension of all large-scale gatherings and that no permit would be issued for an event that could draw a large crowd before September 7. WWE has yet to officially respond.