It is being reported that Matt Riddle has signed with WWE for a three-year deal. Rumors about Riddle signing with WWE started when he cancelled all his indie dates. The current plan for him are for him to appear in the crowd during NXT Takeover the Saturday before Summerslam.
Matt Riddle is a former MMA fighter that got his start during the UFC’s Ultimate Fighter competition series. Riddle would go on to fight in the UFC but would be released due to positive marijuana tests. Riddle would later fight in Bellator MMA and Titan FC and would retire with a record of 13 wins, 8 losses and 2 no-contests. Riddle has wrestled all over the indies since his retirement from MMA and has become one of the top indie stars.
S.A.M.’s Spiel: NXT has started to become a land where a lot of indie stars have come to make their name in WWE. The NXT roster is about to become even more stacked and I think Riddle could become a huge star for WWE.