Matthew Riddle

Dec 17, 2018 - by Jamie Cruickshank

Real name: Matthew Fredrick Riddle
Height: 6’2″
Weight: 216 lbs.
Date of birth: January 14, 1986
Hometown: Las Vegas, Nevada
Pro debut: February 7, 2015
Trained by: Monster Factory
Finishing move: Bro To Sleep

Biography

– At The Ultimate Fighter 7 Finale held on June 21, 2008, Riddle made his UFC and professional debut defeating fellow Ultimate Fighter cast mate, Dante Rivera, via unanimous decision (29–28, 30–27, 30–27).
– Riddle built up a record of 8-3 in the UFC, but was released from the company following two failed drug tests in the same year
– Riddle would sign with Legacy Fighting Championship, but saw his LFC contract purchased by Bellator in May 2013
– Riddle was scheduled to compete in Bellator’s welterweight tournament in late 2013, but was forced out due to injury, and subsequently announced his retirement from MMA due to financial reasons
– Riddle was rumoured to be coming out of retirement for Bellator 109, but withdrew again due to injury and was released from his Bellator contract
– Riddle defeated Michael Kuiper in the main event of Titan Fighting Championship 27
– Riddle was scheduled to face Jose Landi-Jons for the Titan FC Welterweight Title in August 2013, however, Landi-Jons was forced out of the bout due to visa issues. Riddle himself would then have to pull out of the bout against rescheduled opponent Ben Saunders due to injury, with his place taken by Landi-Jons, his visa issues having been resolved
– In October 2014, Riddle began training for a career in pro wrestling
– On April 25, 2015, Riddle defeated Monster Factory Heavyweight Champion Clutch Adams by DQ
– On July 11, Riddle defeated Clutch Adams, Punisher Martinez and Mike Spanos to win the Monster Factory Heavyweight Title
– On July 25, Riddle defeated Clutch Adams to retain the Monster Factory Heavyweight Title
– On August 8, Riddle defeated Punisher Martinez to retain the Monster Factory Heavyweight Title
– On August 22, Riddle defeated Clutch Adams to retain the Monster Factory Heavyweight Title
– On September 5, Riddle defeated Silas Young to retain the Monster Factory Heavyweight Title
– In October 2015, Riddle began competing for WWN promotions, most notably for EVOLVE
– On January 24, 2016, Riddle won the EVOLVE Style Battle, defeating Tracy Williams in the final
– On February 13, Riddle & Punisher Martinez defeated KPW Tag Team Champions Ace Klopenza & Jason Gotti by DQ
– On March 26, Riddle & Martinez defeated Klopenza & Gotti to win the KPW Tag Team Titles
– On April 1, Riddle fought EVOLVE Champion Timothy Thatcher to a no-contest
– On November 6, Riddle won the Beyond Wrestling Tournament for Tomorrow, defeating Donovan Dijak in the final
– On January 15, 2017, Riddle defeated Rampage Brown to win the Progress Atlas Championship.
– On February 11, Riddle fought wXw Shotgun Champion David Starr to a double-DQ in a Champion vs. Champion Match
– On February 19, Riddle defeated Michael Elgin to retain the PROGRESS Atlas Title
– On March 7, Riddle defeated Rob Lynch to retain the PROGRESS Atlas Title
– On March 11, Riddle won the wXw AMBITION 8 Tournament, defeating Timothy Thatcher in the final
– On March 13, Riddle fought WCPW Internet Champion Cody Rhodes to a no-contest
– On March 26, Riddle defeated WALTER to retain the PROGRESS Atlas Title
– On March 31, Riddle defeated Trent Seven to retain the PROGRESS Atlas Title
– On April 1, Riddle defeated Timothy Thatcher, Tracy Williams, Fred Yehi, Jon Davis & Parrow in an Elimination Match to win the vacant WWN Title
– On April 22, Riddle defeated Mike Verna to retain the PROGRESS Atlas Title, before defeating Timothy Thatcher to retain the WWN Title
– On April 23, Riddle defeated Penta El Zero M to retain the PROGRESS Atlas Title, before defeating Drew Galloway to retain the WWN Title
– On May 1, Riddle defeated FNW British Champion Chris Ridgway by DQ
– On May 20, Riddle defeated Kyle O’Reilly to retain the WWN Title
– On May 21, Riddle defeated Jeff Cobb to retain the WWN Title
– On June 3, Riddle defeated Mike Bird to retain the PROGRESS Atlas Title
– On June 16, Riddle defeated Martin Stone to retain the WWN Title
– On June 17, Riddle defeated Jon Davis to retain the WWN Title
– On June 25, Riddle defeated Keith Lee to retain the WWN Title
– On July 1, Riddle defeated Jurn Simmons to retain the PROGRESS Atlas Title
– On August 5, Riddle won the Scenic City Invitational Tournament, defeating Curt Stallion, Joey Lynch & Anthony Henry in the final
– On August 12, Riddle defeated WALTER, Keith Lee & Tracy Williams to retain the WWN Title, before defeating WALTER to regain the PROGRESS Atlas Title
– On September 23, Riddle defeated Tracy Williams in an Anything Goes Match to retain the WWN Title
– On October 20, Riddle and Jeff Cobb, known collectively as “The Chosen Bros”, defeated the Lucha Brothers (Rey Fenix and Penta el Zero M) for the PWG World Tag Team Championship.
– On November 25, Riddle defeated Eddie Dennis to win the King of Chaos Title
– On January 12, 2018, The Chosen Bros (Riddle & Cobb) defeated Ringkampf (WALTER & Timothy Thatcher) to retain the PWG Tag Team Titles
– On January 14, Riddle won the Style Battle 8 Tournament, defeating Joey Janela in the final
– On February 21, Riddle defeated Chris Brookes & Drew Parker to win the HOPE 24/7 Hardcore Title, but would lose it to Parker later that day
– On February 22, Riddle defeated Mark Haskins to win the 5 Star Wrestling Tap Or Snap Title
– On April 5, Riddle defeated Zack Sabre Jr to win the EVOLVE Title
– On April 6, Riddle defeated Daisuke Sekimoto & Will Ospreay to retain the EVOLVE Title
– On April 7, Riddle won the Style Battle 9 Tournament, defeating Anthony Henry in the final
– On May 20, Riddle defeated Keith Lee to retain the EVOLVE Title
– On June 21, Riddle won the IWA:MS Revolution Strong Style Tournament, defeating Gary Jay in the final
– On June 23, Riddle fought Shane Strickland to a no-contest to retain the EVOLVE Title
– On June 24, Riddle defeated AR Fox to retain the EVOLVE Title
– On July 31, 2018, it was reported that Riddle had signed with WWE.
– Riddle’s NXT debut was on the October 31, 2018 edition when he successfully defeated Luke Menzies.
– At Takeover: War Games II, Riddle defeated Kassius Ohno in seven seconds
– At Takeover: Phoenix, Riddle again defeated Ohno
– At Takeover XXV, Riddle defeated Roderick Strong
– Riddle was part of Team NXT at Survivor Series 2019
– Riddle competed in the 2020 Royal Rumble
– At Takeover Portland, The Broserweights (Riddle & Pete Dunne) defeated The Undisputed Era (Kyle O’Reilly & Bobby Fish) to win the NXT Tag Team Titles
– On March 11, 2020, The Broserweights defeated The Undisputed Era (O’Reilly & Fish) to retain the NXT Tag Team Titles
– On April 15, The Broserweights (Riddle & Timothy Thatcher) defeated The Undisputed Era (Bobby Fish & Roderick Strong) to retain the NXT Tag Team Titles
– In June 2020, Riddle was called up to the Smackdown brand
– In October 2020, Riddle was drafted to Raw
– In November 2020, Matt Riddle dropped his first name, becoming known simply as ‘Riddle’
– At Survivor Series ’20, Team RAW (Riddle, Keith Lee, AJ Styles, Sheamus & Braun Strowman) defeated Team Smackdown (Seth Rollins, Kevin Owens, Jey Uso, King Corbin & Otis)
– At Elimination Chamber ’21, Riddle defeated John Morrison & Bobby Lashley in a Triple Threat Match to win the WWE United States Title
– On the Fastlane ’21 Kickoff Show, Riddle defeated Mustafa Ali to retain the WWE United States Title
– In April 2021, Riddle formed a tag team with Randy Orton known as RK-Bro
– On April 26, RK-Bro won their first match as a team, defeating Cedric Alexander & Shelton Benjamin
– At Summerslam ’21, RK-Bro defeated AJ Styles & Omos to win the Raw Tag Team Titles
– On August 30, RK-Bro defeated Bobby Lashley & MVP to retain the Raw Tag Team Titles

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