WWE refutes a Hulk Hogan claim, WWE reportedly had plans for Riddle before release

Oct 5, 2023 - by Steve Gerweck

– Prior to his departure from the company, WrestleVotes says there were significant plans for a Matt Riddle / Drew McIntyre tag team. Various merchandise items were even designed with the team name “McRiddle.”

– WWE reportedly denies Hulk Hogan’s claim that they were discussing a WrestleMania match for Nick, Hogan’s son.

Hulk Hogan Claims There Were Talks for His Son Nick Hogan To Wrestle Shane McMahon at WWE WrestleMania 39

“Shane called me and he sent me a picture from Madison Square Garden. I guess they have a Hall of Fame walk in there. Piper’s boots are in there and some of my stuff is there, so Shane sent me a picture of him standing in front of my stuff saying, ‘Hey old-times. Do you still have one left in you?’ I’m like, ‘Okay, what are you thinking?’ He said, ‘Well, I didn’t know if you had one left in your or maybe a surrogate such as Nick’, my son. We started talking and I said the only way I could do anything was if I was in the middle of the ring and you came to me because I can’t run. I can’t hit the ropes. I have a hard time walking distance. Taking a bump, if I got up, I would have to roll to my left. I can’t roll to my right. The only way I can get up is if I roll to my left to get up for some reason, so it would be a stretch.”

“Nick, who was in Rikishi’s school for a couple years, he was in there with Rusev and all those guys, and I would go out to California and watch him. Nick had it figured out and then he blew both of his shoulders out. I said, ‘I don’t know. There’s a possibility of doing something, whatever the storyline is, whether Nick is a heel and, ‘You destroyed my father’s career so I’m going to destroy your personal life.’ I don’t know. There’s a million ways to do it, but then a couple weeks later, Shane got hurt or something with his quad. (Chris Van Vliet pointed out that it was at WrestleMania). So anyway, that whole idea, I just never heard from them again, so that was pretty much it.”

One Response

  1. art123guy says:

    McRiddle?!?! Boy, Drew sure dodged a bullet there.

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