“I don’t think anybody wants to change me”

Jun 28, 2020 - by Steve Gerweck

Matt Riddle was a guest on the Ariel Helwani MMA Show recently, where he discussed Meeting With Vince McMahon While Wearing Flip Flops & Not Changing His gimmick

“I’m Matt Riddle, I don’t think that’s going to change and I don’t want to change” Riddle said. “My employers don’t want me to change, they really like who am and what I bring to the table. For the writers and everybody else I think I’m a breath of fresh air, its hard when you got people coming in to tell them what to do but for me, I know what I’m going to do. You can guide me and stuff but I know who Matt Riddle is, I don’t have to think about my character. I am Matt Riddle, I’m the original bro.”

One of the most notable things Riddle took with him into the wrestling world from MMA was working barefoot. Riddle discussed what he’d be doing on the main roster regarding his feet and cited a meeting he had with Vince McMahon where he showed up in a suit and flip flops.

“Still wrestling barefoot,” Riddle said. “Before all of this I had a meeting with Vince months ago before Mania, and I went to his headquarters with a full suit and flip flops and he saw that and he saw that that’s my thing. I haven’t worn shoes in years. “I don’t think anybody wants to change me. I think they know what they’ve got and I bring something unique and original.”

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