Matt Riddle is set to make his comeback to professional wrestling this Saturday night, facing Jacob Fatu at Major League Wrestling’s “Kings of Colosseum” event in Philadelphia. This appearance marks Riddle’s first time back in the ring since his departure from WWE.
Riddle signed with WWE in 2018 and had a successful run in the company, winning the United States Championship and the Raw Tag Team Championship with Randy Orton as part of the team RK-Bro. Riddle was then released from the company in September 2023 unexpectedly following a controversial incident at JFK Airport in New York.
In a recent interview with Fox News Digital, Riddle expressed that he harbors no resentment towards the WWE:
“For me, at the WWE, not at all,” he said. “I loved every second of it. I was a multiple-time tag-team champion with Randy [Orton], I was an NXT tag-team champion, I won the Dusty Cup Classic, I beat Bobby Lashley for the United States Championship, I wrestled multiple WrestleManias, Royal Rumbles.”
“No, I have no hard feelings. And I would just say, with WWE, they run a ship, they run it a certain way, and when you work for WWE, everything you do is under a magnifying glass. It doesn’t matter if you did anything wrong, if you did something right, if it was in between, it’s perception. And the WWE, unfortunately, if a situation happens, and they don’t like the perception, they make their decision. But I’m not going to argue with them. That’s their company. I don’t run it. I just worked there. I’m thankful that they gave me the time that they did and that’s all I can say.”
“I have zero hard feelings. I don’t know if I can say that for them. They might have some hard feelings, but I feel like they’re pretty professional. They’re more about that paper, that money. So, I don’t think there’s any hard feelings. I mean, they did have to pay me for three months when I didn’t work. That was on them. They fired me.”