Matt Riddle once got in trouble in WWE for being too honest in one of his promos.
Now no longer a part of the company, fans will best remember Riddle’s in time in WWE as one-half of RK-Bro with Randy Orton. The partnership was a successful one as it resulted in multiple tag team title reigns. However, the partnership had to end prematurely when Orton was sidelined with a serious back injury that may end his wrestling career altogether.
It was around this time that Riddle cut a promo that gave him backstage heat. As reported in the Wrestling Observer Newsletter, The Original Bro stated how much pain Orton was in before the injury angle was shot which involved The Usos writing The Viper off of TV indefinitely. While some praised the promo for his honesty and peeling back the curtain, it was not the original plan and was “not what was scripted for him.”
It was after this point that Riddle was predominantly utilised as an enhancement talent for dominant heels, which was seen by Riddle losing to Intercontinental Champion Gunther on multiple occasions and losing a high-profile rivalry against Seth Rollins at Clash at the Castle.
What Is Next For Matt Riddle?
Having the standard 90-day no-compete clause in his contract following the release, fans will be unable to see Riddle in another promotion until December 2023 at the earliest. Already having his next project in mind, the former United States Champion teased a future project as “coming soon” on his social media.